Alloa Wagon Way

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21st November

The Alloa Wagon Way interpretation information was collated by local museum service and then designed and produced by Art is an Option. These information points combine visually engaging informative in a structure that requires very low maintenance.

The focus of the interpretation scheme is to inform visitors and locals about Alloa’s Historic  Wagon Way. The panels tell the story of how the route was used to transport coal from Clackmannanshire’s coal pits to Alloa’s once thriving port.

The Wagon Way is an area unfortunately prone to Graphite and vandalism so the lecterns panels are made of GRP. In most cases graphite can be removed from the GRP panels which are themselves set into robust sandstone lecterns which are both impressive and practical.



Sheriffmuir – Project Scoping

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17th November

Collaborated with CM Solutions, project included, community liaison and associated marketing and PR, story research tied into an interpretative strategy which also integrated with scoping extensive cycle and path network, project branding, brand development and project design.

The concept was to create a graded network of paths (some new, some existing) and mountain bike trails. It was envisaged that there would be a Park Centre providing parking, visitor facilities and information, and also a viewing platform overlooking the historic battlefield and incorporating a reconstruction of part of the North Atlantic Wall, a WW2 military training area situated just to the east of Sheriffmuir Park.


The project scoping focused on 5 main activities:
Consulting with community and user groups, in order to test and refine the trail concept.
Developing detailed trail designs in response to these consultations.
Establishing Outline Budgets
Identifying a potential location for “The Observatory”.

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Stirling Heritage Trail – Case Study

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17th November

Community liaison
Story and archive research

Following a competitive tender Art is an Option were asked to deliver a comprehensive community focused project. The project encompassed talking to all the stake-holders, liaising with the 7 communities, collating the stories, doing archive research, copywriting, design, production and finally the installation in the ground.

One interesting feature used in the Bannockburn Community Council area was creating links to a website where “audio tours” and other useful information could be easily accessed.

Our work culminated in the delivery of 24 lectern panels spread across the 7 community council areas. We not only ensured that the lecterns we visually engaging we carefully considered their manufacture and the lecterns structure is made front a robust material called plaswood which is made from recycled tyres. The actual panels are made from GRP (glass-fibre) which is very durable and colour fast … Read More »

Jelly Beans for Carers

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12th November

Many Young Adult Carers have been caring for disabled/infirm relatives for a significant period of their childhood. They have made considerable sacrifices in their lives, which ultimately hinders their own personal and career development.

Carers Trust and ACE Recycling have been working together to raise funds for this worthwhile cause. As our small contribution to we have designed the for CARERS logo along with 2 pull-up banners to promote and help raise funds for this worthwhile charity.  The pull-up banners feature the Jelly Beans for Carers campaign, where people try to guess how many  jelly beans are in the jar.  Pull-up banners of are an excellent and easily portable way to bring a clear message to the public.

Chivas Brothers

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12th November

We capitalized on Chivas Brothers very strong branding and product photography to produce artwork to showcase Tia Maria, Teacher’s, Ballantine’s, Beefeater and Laphroaig to display on the walls of the Leven Room.

Down lighting wasn’t available so the panels were produced on effervescent photographic paper and presented within custom built beech edging to match the finish in the rest of the Conference Room.