Projects & Services

Recent and notable projects

  • An immersive, colourful and sensory journey into the lives and stories of the people of remote rural Coquetdale, based around a rich new oral history collection
  • I worked with interpretive designer Marcus Byron to the develop the exhibition concept and deliver this popular hands-on exhibition, in close collaboration with project leader Sally Brewis and her volunteer team
  • OOT & ABOOT visited six community venues in the Coquet Valley, then spent a month at Bailiffgate Museum and six weeks at The Sill National Landscapes Discovery Centre on Hadrian’s Wall. Key elements of the displays now have a permanent home at Bailiffgate Museum
  • Over 10,000 local people and visitors came to the exhibition across the different venues and the displays were hugely well received
  • Highly Commended in the Association for Heritage Interpretation’s Engaging People Awards 2023
  • Atmospheric audio-visual experience in the historic crypt, telling the incredible story of the Anglo-Saxon people whose remains are newly interred there, with supporting interpretive displays in the church
  • I prepared the interpretation plan for the Accessing Aidan project, which helped secure National Lottery Heritage Funding
  • I worked with interpretive designers Bright to develop and deliver the interpretive scheme and wrote the AV and exhibition copy
  • Winner of the ‘Hidden Gem’ category, UK Heritage Awards 2019
  • Best Coast or Countryside Project, LOVE Northumberland Awards 2021
  • Bowland Award 2022 for best project, best practice or outstanding contribution to the wellbeing of National Landscapes (National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

‘With the help of new technology, the secrets these ancient people took to their graves 1,400 years ago have been unlocked and brought to life for a 21st century audience’

Jeff Watson, Northumberland County Councillor and Chair of Northumberland Coast AONB
  • Major landscape-scale interpretation plan for the new source-to-sea trail along the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders
  • I developed and delivered the interpretation plan, drawing on the remarkable heritage, natural history and rich community stories of the river, identifying the aims, audiences, unifying storylines and messages and a vision for the interpretive experience
  • I worked alongside interpretive designers Bright to establish the interpretive vision and develop a suite of branded interpretive resources and activities, in close consultation with Tweed Forum, its partners, stakeholders and the catchment area communities
  • The interpretation plan helped Tweed Forum to secure over £2million of National Lottery Heritage Funding

Other clients include

Travelling Treasure & Inspired Futures – award winning touring exhibition / churches, Inspired Futures, training, mentoring, evaluation
Guisborough Town Hall – activity plan development and delivery, historic building, community engagement, evaluation
Silverburn Flax Mill and Park – interpretation plan, historic building, community resource, successful lottery funding, outdoor interpretation, ongoing client