Our Approach
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      Michael H Glen

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Recent major projects

We prepared an interpretive plan for the Dalriada area of Mid-Argyll to draw together the fascinating contrasts in the landscape, its internationally-recognised natural heritage, the outstanding evidence of prehistoric and later occupation, and the unique Crinan Canal. Our proposals were predicated on our favoured approach that marries interpretive and design concepts in a seamless progression.

For Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority we developed and produced The Spark in the Park, our innovative interpretive strategy for the Park as a whole, which dovetailed with design and graphic proposals. We also produced the Workbook, a short guide for local people to use in contributing to the Park's interpretation. Recently, we compiled an interpretive plan for Balmaha Visitor Centre with Bright3D.

We have worked on many projects with Red Kite Environment. In the last couple of years, we have undertaken several major commissions for Cadw with them and, in two cases, with Creu-ad. As part of Cadw's pan-Wales interpretation strategy, we prepared plans for interpreting the story of The Princes of Deheubarth and of the Norman Marcher Lords. Subsequently, we were asked to consider how to interpret artistic responses to the landscape, Celtic saints and spiritual places, and Wales as the first industrial nation. Our reports have been published under the titles of Trin y Dirwedd / The Lure of Landscape, Cymynrodd y Seintiau Celtaidd / The Legacy of the Celtic Saints and Ysgogiad / Driving Forces. We prepared a comprehensive interpretation strategy for the Isles of Scilly. Before that, in Wales, we wrote two interpretation strategies. The first, for Forestry Commission Wales, embraced the whole Ystwyth Valley from the Hafod Estate to the coast. The second considered how best to present and explain the Blaenavon World Heritage Site including the great Ironworks and Big Pit.

Earlier, we jointly prepared heritage interpretation, access and audience develpment plans for the Corporation of London's Epping Forest. The plans included advice on the design of structures, visitor management, universal access, local participation and staff involvement.