In these strange and unsettling times Rob is attempting to work as normal, although with difficulties regarding site visits, community consultation, face to face surveys and child care it is taking longer than normal to complete tasks and projects.
Skype, Teams, Podio and SurveyMonkey are all coming in useful and replacing face to face work but unfortunately, for the time being, you just get the virtual me and I don't get to explore your sites and enjoy your projects on the ground.
Fingers crossed we get back to a new norm soon, but in the meantime, business as usual.... kind of!
New projects for 2020 - Rob is currently working on:
Silverburn Flaxmill, Fife, interpretation plan, with Jo Scott for Fife Employment Access Trust
Selkirk-Haining, options appraisal and feasibility study with Matt Benians (MBLA) for Selkirk Means Business and the Haining Trust
Hall of Clestrain, Orkney, options appraisal, feasibility study and business plan with Simpson & Brown Architects for the John Rae Society
Carinish School, North Uist, project and business plan update for CEUT / North Uist Historical Society
Rob has just completed (2020):
The Cairngorms Capercaillie Project, helping to define the project and produce an overarching Project Plan in preparation for a stage two NLHF bid, as well as drafting the application. This ground breaking project is aiming to save the Capercaillie from extinction by involving the communities in identifying actions to save them - look in Testimonials to see what the client thought!!
A Visitor Experience Strategy for Galloway Forest Park with Jo Scott for Forestry and Land Scotland. This applied a new market led approach to experience planning to ensure that the offer matches audience needs and exceeds expectations - and makes the most of the stunning landscape and wildlife!
Congratulations to Mackintosh at the Willow and the Willow Tea Rooms Trust for winning two 2019 RIAS awards, well done to the whole client and design team!
Other news: Funding Success
Zetland Park in Grangemouth has secured a stage two NLHF pass and will be delivered during 2020/2021 - I can't wait to see the new pond and the interpretive sundial!