Torr Alvie

Torr Alvie - Digital Reconstruction

Torr Alvie - Digital Reconstruction

Torr Alvie - Digital Reconstruction

Torr Alvie - Digital Reconstruction

Torr Alvie - Untextured 3D model (Blender 3D)

Torr Alvie - Untextured 3D model (Blender 3D)

Torr Alvie - Untextured 3D model (Blender 3D)

Torr Alvie - Untextured 3D model (Blender 3D)

Virtual model fly-around (Blender 3D viewport render)

Speculative digital reconstruction of Torr Alvie hillfort, Scottish Highlands. The site was identified as a hillfort only relatively recently (NOSAS 2010-11). Although the fort has never been excavated, the line of its rampart walls can broadly be determined by a stony bank that encloses an area of roughly 85m x 30m, bearing immediate similarities in size and shape to Craig Phadrig hillfort near Inverness. However, unlike Craig Phadrig, there is no evidence that Torr Alvie was vitrified. It is difficult to know how thick the ramparts were, whether there were timber palisades, and how many entrances the fort had, so imagination plays a large part in this visualisation. With grateful thanks to Eve Boyle and Adam Welfare of Historic Environment Scotland and Professor Gordon Noble of the University of Aberdeen for their input and assistance. Commissioned Work. Copyright: Bob Marshall / badenochstorylands.com / Cairngorms National Park Authority 2020.