You were an incredible and very valuable help to us over the years and we truly are so grateful - right from the early days
Julie and Donald Riddell, Highland Safaris (almost 20 years of consultancy and business development)
Great stuff, Rob. Thanks for all your assistance over the last 35 years developing this project. I'm very happy you applied for the job (although you may be questioning your life choices by now). Cheers
David Clyne, Project Manager Heritage Horizons Cairngorms 2030 (Project development and NLHF application)
"Many thanks for your support and unwavering commitment to our project. Who knew, when we started, that a six month project would extend into almost two years. Your enthusiasm and advice has been fabulous and hugely appreciated. Indeed, was a bright part of the whole COVID experience . . . clever old me for finding you!"
Sarah Macdonald, Project Manager, Selkirk Means Business (Selkirk and the Haining Feasibility Study)
"Thank you so much for everything and especially being so patient!! I think we all knew this would not be the easiest report but working with you has made it a lot less stressful / painful than it could have been – so that is to your credit!"
Caitriona MacCuish, Museum Development Officer, Museum nan Eilean (Outer Hebrides Heritage Audit)
"When you said we had a lot of work to do, you weren’t joking! But it’s been such a pleasure and you’ve made it so easy. Instantly, you brought much-needed clarity and focus. Your coaching ability has been fantastic, teamed with bags of moral support. You’ve motivated and enabled me to achieve higher standards of work, and working as a team, we’ve got there! I feel really proud of what we’ve achieved in such a relatively short space of time"
Carolyn Robertson, Cairngorms Capercaillie Project (Project Plan and Stage Two NLHF application)
"Your Market Appraisal is formidable, and the Consultation Summary quite intoxicating! We are delighted with the outcome – achieved within an uncomfortably tight time-scale"
Dave Harvie, Convener, Dumbarton Stations Improvement Trust (Dumbarton Central Station Conservation Management Plan)
“The work you have done and the report that has resulted from this have been first class”
Keith Mackie, Scottish Canals (Banavie and Fort Augustus visitor facility feasibility study)
“Thank you for all your very hard work on this and it has been a pleasure to work with you. I am glad we chose you as it made my life so much easier”
Jan Dunlop, Mull and Iona Ranger Service (Mull and Iona visitor infrastructure feasibility study)
“Just to say that as I re-read this in prep for a meeting tomorrow, the more I realise what a great piece of work this is. Don't think I thanked you enough at the time. Thanks heaps!”
Phil Whitfield, Head of Design and Interpretation, Forestry Commission Scotland (Queen’s View visitor experience plan primer report)
“Many thanks Rob. It has been great working with you and I hope we can continue to do so in the future”
Nick Dixon, The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (Scottish Crannog Centre education and training centre feasibility study)
“Many thanks for all your work on this, a good and useful plan”
Paul Hibberd, Interpretation Officer, Forestry Commission Scotland (Carron Valley Forest visitor experience plan)
“The team have had a look through the final version of your plan and everyone is really pleased with it. It’s a really comprehensive piece of work and has given us lots of ideas to run with. Thanks again for all your help”
Roy Barlow, Site Manager, Woodland Trust for Scotland (Lang Craigs audience development and interpretation plan)
“Rob - Thanks very much for doing a great job for us!”
Moray Finch, General Manager, Mull and Iona Community Trust (Mull and Iona visitor infrastructure feasibility study)
“We were 100% successful in HLF bid, thanks to your excellent work.”
Alan Henry, Guild of Players, Theatre Royal, Dumfries (Activity Plan)
“Thanks very much for the final report, I’ve now read through it in full and am delighted with the breadth and depth of the study. I think it gives us a really positive case for support and way forward. I’m glad you enjoyed with us, it’s been a pleasure to work with you and I know the team are very impressed by the way you’ve conducted the study, you’ve exceeded our expectations!”
Mairi Morrison, MInstF(Cert), Head of Business Development, Sense Scotland (Sense of Wilderness Feasibility Study)