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THE LODGE FOREST VISITOR CENTRE, ABERFOYLE

I was delighted when design team Bright 3D invited me to join them to develop interpretation for the newly refurbished Lodge Forest Visitor Centre in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park for Forestry Commission Scotland.

 

Our first step was to develop the proposals established by FCS in the site’s Visitor Experience Plan.  We fleshed out the themes and identified a series of engaging topics that would engage the target audiences at this popular spot. From there, we worked together to establish a broad range of media, including colourful graphics, tactile maps, handling objects, forest sounds and smells.

 

I then carried out the detailed research, with the help of the FCS specialists, and developed all the exhibition content. This was supported by a new site leaflet, hub orientation points for the Forest Park and content for the new FCS website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These moveable wildlife interpretation stations have flip-up lids to reveal the graphics and interactives. When closed they can be used as tables for workshop activities
Visitors are invited to see how they measure up against these lifesize silhouettes of the Forest Park's deer
Attractive orientation points built from local stone help interpret the panoramic view from The Lodge
Eye-catching and easy-to-read graphics encourage visitors to explore The Lodge and Forest Park
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Jo’s ability to motivate, to keep ideas coming, and keep us all smiling through the tricky times is a rare asset.

Phil Whitfield,

Head of Design & Interpretation FCS.