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West Highland Way

West Highland Way

Key Facts

Client

Milngavie BID

Location

Milngavie

Internal Floor Area

N/Am2

96 vertical timber posts represent the 96 miles of the West Highland Way.

Project Info

The West Highland Way is a world-renowned long-distance walk, which commences in the town of Milngavie in East Dunbartonshire. The proposal seeks to enhance the start of the walk by offering a photo opportunity and educating visitors on the landmarks populating the 96-mile route. The main aim is to improve the quality of this currently neglected area, and create an aesthetically pleasing start to the West Highland Way in the town of Milngavie.

Aerial View
City & Land

The installation demarcates the beginning section of the walk, and provides a visual screen to the neglected walls adjacent. The screen’s 96 vertical timber posts represent the 96 miles of the overall journey, with designs cut into the interspersed Corten Steel panels previewing the landmarks along the route. The large Corten Steel Welcome Panel will signify the start of the route, and provide an opportunity for a ‘Welcome’ message in a number of languages, an important cultural function of the project. A small freestanding information plaque will also be included in the scheme, giving a brief explanation of the installation and some background to the West Highland Way.

Consultants

Structural Engineer: Woolgar Hunter Engineers