Heritage interpretation plans

A good interpretation plan helps everyone involved to define and agree their objectives, and to develop imaginative, adventurous solutions. A clear plan is also essential for a convincing funding bid.

I developed interpretation plans for community-run museums, woods where people walk their dogs, historic towns, and National Nature Reserves where a high quality visitor experience must be integrated with conservation work. For all of them, I spent a lot of time researching the unique character of a place and what it offers visitors. I also did a lot of talking to those who care for the place, so I could understand their aspirations and concerns.

At a strategic level, I have written policy studies and advice documents that have helped to shape the direction and scope of heritage interpretation.

Visitor Management Plans for National Nature Reserves

Plans for major National Nature Reserves that will help to keep both visitors and wildlife happy.


This small town has a rich but often overlooked heritage. I developed an interpretation plan and several projects to bring it to life.

The Flow Country

A major study that aimed to give people throughout Scotland a taste of this epic landscape.

Gorges du Verdon

A plan for a better visitor experience at this famous French gorge.

Gaelic and interpretation

Advice and good practice guidelines about using Scots Gaelic in heritage interpretation.