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As we pass over 20 years in business, Cairn Active Design Ltd continues to provide a vast range of traditional and innovative information services.

Based in Dunfermline and Established in 1998, we have had many years experience providing Property Information Services for the banking, building, Health , food and security industries.

Our clients range from individuals to multinationals and we can cover a range of projects large or small, no project is too small or too big for us!

We currently manage CAD and space management data for The The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and have been involved in their CAD area for over 19 years. This involves a major bank portfolio of over 3000 properties in the UK and overseas.

Our company refuses to be complacent and continues to expand into new areas of the rapidly moving state of technology keeping us as up-to-date as possible for our clients demands.

The CAIRN 3D VIRTUAL TOUR SERVICE PACKAGE launches this month immersing our clients even futher into the a world of 3D for Cad Drawings , Floorplans and Digital Photography.


Using the latest hardware, software and in-house develop CAD routines, we can measure photographs and produce;

    accurate CAD floorplans
    visualizations of any building

State of the art laser measurement tools are use to ensure the utmost accuracy, along with the latest software for processing of the data efficiently and precisely.

We have provided surveys for the following clients;

    DS One Architects
    Drivers Jonas
    Currie & Brown
    Fife NHS

Intelligence & finished CAD drawings are linked to each other, and to photos, virtual tours, maps, documents etc to give a seamless view of all the data you have, using the surveyed CAD data as an interactive visual hub.


Specific CAD software includes


We use these to create and process CAD files in any format, to suit clients requirements.

Customer requirements can range from straightforward Floor Plans and Elevations, or with further processing we can produce drawings for

    Stacking Plans
    Furniture Layouts
    Fire Risk Assesments
    Planning Applications
    Building Warrants
    Health and Safety Audits
    Land Registry
    Asset Registers
    Sale Particulars

Other software we use to provide relevant data included

    Photoshop, Acrobat, Excel, Word,Access, Powerpoint, Scan2CAD, AIDE, Visio, Archibus, Bluebeam, Brava

We also create specific efficiency enhancing custom programs, routines and tools within the CAD software which ensures efficiency and consistency of data.Creation of enhancements for your Cad system is another area of our expertise.

Re-layering of Cad drawing data to any derived standards applicable to your organization is an area of particular expertise, as is the issuing and receiving of Cad data on your behalf, ensuring that external suppliers adhere to your set of CAD Standards.

Our use of CAD is not just restricted to the field of measured building surveys, or indeed anything related to buildings, if its on CAD or needs to be on CAD we can help you.

We currently manage CAD and space management data for a major bank’s portfolio of over 3000 properties in the UK and overseas.



Space Management & Planning

We have been heavily involved in using CAD data to track and report on space utilisation, asset registers and desk/room booking systems since we launched as a business. Using specialist software such as Archibus or making clever use of your existing systems such as Access or Visio, to provide report data and Stacking Plans, we can cost effectively meet your needs.

Building Alterations , Acquisitions and Disposals

From carrying out alterations to provide proposal drawings, for Planning Applications and Building Warrants, to Land Registry compliant plans for property disposals, through to providing the necessary plans and photographic material for property sales particulars, both domestic and commercial.

Health and Safety Compliance

Adding information onto the base drawings for Health and Safety compliance, this includes drawings for Fire Risk Assessments, Asbestos Recording and Health and Safety audits.

Incident and Contingency Planning

Combining CAD drawings with geographic mapping to pinpoint your organisation’s property portfolio, with associated population information, this provides a highly desirable and necessary tool to protect your estate and staff in the event of a major Incident. Used very successfully by our major clients in mock and real incidents.



Whether on its own or as part of a Measured Building Survey, we can record and display various aspects of buildings by linking photographs to Cad plans, providing a location reference for each photo, or producing new edited photos to show rebranding or resignage proposals for planning applications.

We can also provide very good quality images within a Virtual Tour



With us you can create a modern responsive website that will capture the visitors attention and enable them to view it clearly on any device . Trained in the latest HTML5 responsive web design we can create basic website for you or develop your current one.

Responsive Web Design enables your website to adapt to any size of screen enabling it to be read clearly on any device and of any screen size.

Your website will be adapted to your individual needs and you will be able to choose how detailed a website you would like. Some of the options include;

    Adding a Virtual Tour
    Adding images
    Adding Floorplans with or without radar
    Special Effects
    Links to Videos
    Online Shopping Cart
    Links to shopping websites
    pop-up spreadsheets or documents


Owning the rights to your website to enable you to update it by yourself or with your own in-house web-developers.


Using our Web Maintenance services to update your website either on a daily/weekly/monthly or yearly basis. This can be useful for websites with news feeds or prices that change on a regular basis.

If you would like our Web Design Service please get in touch and we will arrange a meeting as soon as possible to discuss your options.



Amaze your viewers with a 3D Virtual Tour for your website and online use. This tool is an excellent showcase for your website and Social Media Pages enabling the viewer to jump in to your property and have a good look around.

It has various buttons to choose from when you view the package online. It not only gives you a Virtual Tour of your premise but it can also enable the viewer to take measurements, take photographs and totally immerse themselves when using a Virtual Tour Headset.

As standard, the package will contain a 3D model, a coloured floorplan, a 'play button' so you can sit back and let it take you on a virtual tour without any interation and a measurement tool.

There are buttons on the right that allow you to easily share the tour and take you into virtual reality mode for using with a Virtual Reality Headset and that allow you to change to full screen viewing.

Additional buttons can be purchased including a snapshot button so the viewer can take photographs within the tour and download them.Other options include a variation button so you can toggle pictures(ie change a picture from colour to sepia). These are listed below.

We can also offer a Staging service where we can add furniture etc to an empty space using CGI, this is called Staging. For more information click this link to go to our Virtual Staging Page for details.

Click on some of our Virtual Tours listed below to see them working. If you are viewing it on a PC or large screen then be sure to press the 'full screen' button on the bottom right of each example after pressing 'play' to get the best full screen viewing experience.

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries Virtual Tour The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Virtual Tour A Virtual Tour of The Glasshouses, Pittencrief Park, Dunfermline

A Little Bit About Virtual Tours

A Virtual Tour of your property can totally immerse your online viewers into your property really showing it off to its maximum potential and giving viewers a true sense of 'feeling' before visiting it in person. It can also help to weed out less interested customers and save on expensive and time consuming site visits & provide reassurance.

It can allow your online visitors to access unsafe or unreachable areas or allow those with mobility disabilities access to places they can't do in person helping them enjoy the same experiences as everyone. It can also allow future visitors to check out suitable disabled routes and gain confidence before their arrival. With online Virtual tours, nowhere is unreachable.

The Benefits

Our 3D Virtual Tour Service package is a fantastic easy to use tool for viewers of your website and social media pages. Listed below are some more of it's Benefits;

  • Easy to embed in your website and social media pages and share by email by pressing a simple link button.
  • Fantastic looking 4K print ready photography can be produced from the virtual tour.
  • A 3D Dollhouse Image of your building to add to that 'wow' factor.
  • A fast turnaround time - it can be on your website in a matter of days or less dependend on size.
  • It is very Cost efficient as there is so much in the package for all your advertising needs.
  • Additional Services(at extra cost)

    Once your virtual tour package is finished there are a lots of additional services you can grow from it such as;

  • 4K Video Adverts can be produced from the package for online advertising containing Drone photography(if possible), music, edits and voice overs
  • Take a look at this one we created with the help of Andrew Beveridge Drone Photography & Aidan Robertson Music ..

  • Variations of the tours can be produced for different needs;
  • Photographing different venue uses like a Wedding, a Conference, public spaces only, fire escape plans, a particular artist in a gallery, or even different celebrations like Christmas or Easter. A variation of the virtual tours can be produced.
  • Disability/safe zones walk throughs.
  • Emergency Evacuation plans for staff and local emergency services
  • Interactive Mapping or Pictures ( adding your virtual tours to an interactive map of an area or even a picture)
  • Providing Measurements of items within your virtual tour at a later date using our software
  • Quiz creation to draw in viewers to your website or social media pages ( ie create a quiz with a prize!)


    Bronze Package Silver Package Gold Package Additional Services
    A Virtual Tour A Virtual Tour A Virtual Tour 4K Video Ad Production
    High quality 4K print ready panoramic and Standard Photography High quality 4K print ready panoramic and Standard Photography High quality 4K print ready panoramic and Standard Photography Bundle of Data Files For Architects, Engineers & Technicians
    Option of Upload to Google Maps Option of Upload to Google Maps Option of Upload to Google Maps Additional Adapted Tours(ie for Disability, Facility Hire, Safe Zones, Venue Hireetc)
    no tags Up to 50 Standard Information Tags Added(more can be purchased) Up to 100 Standard Information Tags Added(more can be purchased) Treasure Hunts or Quizzes
      Up to 5 Interactive tags(more can be purchased) Up to 10 Interactive tags(more can be purchased) Black & White Schematic Floorplans
    A 3D Model(Dollhouse Image) A 3D Model(Dollhouse Image) A 3D Model(Dollhouse Image) Interactive Map Creation
    A 3D Virtual Reality Tour ( the latest in Virtual Tour Technology - VR Headset capability totally immersing the viewer) A Virtual Reality Tour ( the latest in Virtual Tour Technology - VR Headset capability totally immersing the viewer) A Virtual Reality Tour ( the latest in Virtual Tour Technology - VR Headset capability totally immersing the viewer) 4k Video presentation for advertising use fully edited
          Any CAD services we can offer(see our Web Pages)



    Once your Virtual Tour has been produced, we can look at creating a map service for your website to embed our tours and photography into. This could be used for large private property grounds with outbuildings or for a tourist street map etc. The map can incorporate a mixture of Virtual Tours and photography for the viewer to interactively experience by clicking the hotspots on the map.

    Alternatively,, If you have already spent money on creating a map for your business, we can easily turn this into an interactive map for your website without any further mapping creation costs.

    Your Virtual Tour can also be included on our own Cairn Virtual Reality UK Directory Map to further advertise your business at no extra cost. This map will be displayed on our Website available for our website visitors to look at giving your further advertising.


    A Treasure Hunt or quiz for your virtual tour is a great way of grabbing the attention of visitors to your website or social media sites. Its a good way of getting them to take a look at your virtual tour quickly. Perhaps offer a prize for the quiz or treasure hunt.

    If you would like a Treasure Hunt done for your Virtual tour then you can either arrange to have items hidden before we visit to photograph the tour or you can create a treasure hunt or quiz at a later date using the items on display normally.


    Our virtual tour showcase can be reproduced and adapted to a particular need. Some ideas could be;

  • A Disability Tour( a virtual tour showing suitable routes/facilities for disabled visitors)
  • Safe Zones( a virtual tour that highlights safe areas for help/reassurance within a building)
  • Facilities/Room Hire( A virtual tour showing equipment for hire and perhaps linking to your booking page on your website)
  • Venues/Exhibitions( you could set up your virtual tour spaces to show of particular events such as weddings or a Hall exhibition)
  • Particular Artist in a gallery( create a virtual tour of a specific artist in a gallery)
  • Fire Escape Plans/Emergency Routes( a great tool for schools/public buildings and for passing onto your local emergency services)

    We can create floorplans of the area we have captured in your Virtual Tour Package. These can be with you within 2 working days and can include labels and internal measurements etc.


    This Bundle is a file package for  architects, engineers, and construction professionals  who want to import these assets into third-party programs (3ds max, ReCap, Revit, or AutoCAD), perform additional work, and then offer as part of a commercial package to their clients. For example:

  • Architects and engineers can use the point cloud to jump-start their designs.
  • Construction professionals can use the ceiling plan and floor plan images for documentation/verification and building turnover packages, or use the point cloud as a part of the QA/QC process.
  • 3D data is accurate to within 1% of reality
  • Take a look at our photograph gallery below to see an interesting selection of photography we have captured from our Virtual tours showcase.

    Using our company for Virtual Tours is using a well established company you can trust. We can provide services far beyone a basic virtual tour service or a simple package . No project is too big or too small for us.

    Get in touch soon if you would like a presentation of our 3D Virtual Tour Service Packages.


    Virtual Staging

    CGI (computer generated images) can help to stage a property . This means we can help take an empty property and fill it with furniture or ideas of what it could look like. We can now create a fully staged virtual tour or still image of rooms to help the viewer imagine a property with different looks.

    To enable us to create these images our CGI expert can work with you on the design ideas and help you get the project looking just how you would like or you can let us do the imaginative interier design for you.


    A Staged Virtual Tour example

    The Above Virtual Tour has been created by our CGI expert to let the viewer imagine what this premise could look like in the future. Click the Virtual Reality button and use a Virtual Reality Headset for a total emmersive experience. (Please note that the quality of the video will be better than this example)

    The Benefits of using our CGI Service

  • We are a company that can see your project through from start to finish
  • Our fees are very competitive in comparison with other companies as we keep our overheads low.
  • Our images can be quickly and easily shared by email and on social media pages for all your online needs.
  • Both our CGI services and Cairn Showcase Virtual Tour images can be viewed in Virtual Reality (VR) giving the viewer a fully immersive experience. This too can be shared easily with the click of a button.

    If you would be interested in getting a quote from us for any work then please do not hesitate to contact. Details of how to do so can be found on our 'Contact Us' page .

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