Historic Environment Scotland have appointed Fife-based software development consultancy Horisk to develop the digital resources for Scotland’s Rock Art Project (ScRAP) – an innovative project to record and research prehistoric rock carvings, and bring them to the attention of a modern-day audience.

The resources include a website, database and data collection tools to support teams of volunteers who will be gathering records of over 2,400 prehistoric rock carvings throughout Scotland. After validation and analysis, the data gathered will ultimately become part of Scotland’s National Record of the Historic Environment.

Making the complex simple

Managing Director, Brian Horisk is enthusiastic about the project saying: “We are delighted to be awarded this contract which runs for the next five years. It enables us to use our considerable experience of complex systems and data requirements to deliver an interesting public sector project. The scope of this project is wide but it is one our highly skilled team look forward to working on. Creating tools for volunteers to use out in the field is something we look forward to as we specialise in making the complex simple for users.”

Technical Director Iain Leslie added: “We are pleased to be working on another significant public sector project. Combined with new private sector customers and new projects from existing clients we are growing as a business. We’ve just taken on a senior team member to complement our existing team. This year is proving to be an exciting time of development for us.”

About Horisk

Horisk Leslie Development Ltd (Horisk) is a software development consultancy specialising in developing websites and database solutions to improve business efficiency and enhance business processes.

It is one of just 20 Scottish, UK and international companies to be awarded a place on the Scottish Government Application Design and Development Framework. The company has been shortlisted in The Courier Business Awards 2017.