Review: Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre

Review: Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre

New visitor experiences at established tourism sites face a unique challenge. They will always be fighting against nostalgia as older generations re-visit with younger family members and rose-tinted childhood memories. Pitlochry Dam is one of those sites. Generations...
Top Secret

Top Secret

This month (September 2019) I finally had the opportunity to travel to London to see an exhibition I had been working on from January which opened in early July when I was on holiday. This is one of the odd things about working on a freelance basis; sometimes you work...
Interactive Exhibit Design

Interactive Exhibit Design

At the BIG Event at Our Dynamic Earth in July, a group of four of us ran a session on Understanding Exhibit Design. During the workshop, we progressed a couple of exhibit ideas from delegates towards prototype stage while illustrating the ideal design and development...
Scotland from the Sky 2

Scotland from the Sky 2

Scotland from the Sky part 2 shares some of the amazing aerial photography in the archives of Historic Environment Scotland that inspired series two of Jamie Crawford’s BBC Scotland series exploring Scotland from above. I very much enjoyed the task of selecting...
Making the most of a Family Day Out

Making the most of a Family Day Out

It’s every family’s hope that their days out will be full of fun and making great memories. But those of us working with Heritage sites should ask ourselves; do the families who visit feel truly welcome? Do they have fun? Is it clear there is stuff for them to DO?  My...