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