New-build visitor centre

Trees for Life, Glenmoriston 

Introductory graphic panels
Rewilding stories wall
Wood-wide-web interactive
Rotation disc
Café window vinyl in English and Gaelic
Gaelic alphabet outdoor trail

Trees for Life’s new-build visitor centre near Loch Ness provides a gateway to the 4,000-hectare Glenmoriston estate. It is expected to welcome over 50,000 visitors annually – allowing people to explore stunning wild landscapes, discover Gaelic culture, and learn about the region’s unique wildlife including golden eagles, pine martens, red squirrels and wood ants.

Abound and our project partners CMC Associates, produced all the interpretative content and multimedia, as well as the design and production of the physical exhibition. Designs based on the client’s brand guidelines and brand values, with sustainability at their core. However, our work was not undertaken in isolation. We worked closely with the client, architectural design team and Gaelic consultants, to ensure the project was delivered as smoothly as possible.

With no dedicated exhibition space, we made best use of circulation spaces, the café and outdoor spaces, to prepare visitors to immerse themselves in this special place.  Visitors will leave the centre more informed and more curious, more considerate about the land and how human beings might work with nature rather than against it. They will also gain an appreciation of the intertwining of Gaelic language and culture, within the landscape.