The use of laser scanning for recording and archiving is now well established. Historic Scotland provides guidelines for professional use. Concern has been expressed over such methods because of the stability of the electronic archive, but this has largely been addressed. Many national and world heritage sites have been recorded digitally and with the loss of world heritage sites due to war, in many cases the digital record is all that survives
Overall Scan looking East
Aerial scan of chancel and cell
Inside the chancel looking South
Overall b/w scan looking south
Overall scan looking West
West Gable of Nave showing putlog holes
The measured survey of Kirkton Church was undertaken using a Faro Focus 3D laser scanner. The Focus 3D scanner is a phase comparison system, capable of full dome scanning at ranges of c.0.5m to 50m, at resolutions of up to 92 lines per degree.