Commissioned by Argyll and Bute Council and working in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland, Historic Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise we developed the Kilmartin Glen brand for one of Scotland’s most historically significant areas – Dalriada the burial ground of the Kings of Scotland. Rich in Scottish historical and cultural significance, our role was to develop the brand and signage trail for the Kilmartin Glen area. And more recently, both Scottish Canals and Heart of Argyll Tourism have respectively adopted our Kilmartin icon as part of their signage and marketing programmes.
be, given the subject matter. In designing an area brand steeped in history and pre-history, to be able to relate the design to the visual references directly anchors the significance of the solution to the environment.
Across its implementation, our challenge was to integrate our design into the landscape creating a ‘natural fit’ in terms of the solution. We drew on researched material and ‘design’ that predated the Pyramids to create our carved marque, now evident throughout the area from wayfinding to canal signage.