Virtual Tours

In summer 2020 we designed a virtual tour of murals and artist studios in collaboration with the arts organisation LeithLate. The LeithLate Virtual Tours engage old and new audiences with Edinburgh’s street art, artists and community-based institutions that lie outside the city centre. Through the map users can explore hi-res images and audio tour guides of Leith neighbourhood murals and bespoke videos by artists of their studio spaces in the Leith area.

This project uses Mapbox and GitHub and has generated open source code that could be replicated by other organisations interested in creating virtual tours of cultural space.

Currently Google has a monopoly on digital galleries worldwide – the open source LeithLate virtual tours offers a case study as an alternative to Google’s stranglehold in this area.

Credits:

LeithLate producers: Morvern Cunningham, Erin Thompson, and Tom Farrington

Producer: Morgan Currie

Web designer: Melisa Miranda

Web developers: Eddie Boyle, Gavin Inglis