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Cairngorms National Park Entry Points

LocationCairngorms National Park

ClientThe Cairngorms National Park Authority

StatusCompleted 2012

Establishing awareness and reinforcing the identity of the the National Park, there are markers at the 29 points where every road, rail, cycleway and national trail crosses the park boundary. The entry points were required to represent the values of the National Park as a ‘brand’ and the characteristics of the Park as a place – durable, timeless, sensitive to setting, celebrating the human and natural resources within the Park.

The markers are hewn from granite sourced within the park and each one reflects the hierarchy of the entry points, the shape subtly chosen to compliment each setting. The National Park graphic logo (an image of an osprey combined with a mountain landscape) was central to the marker design.

The project is an important part of the establishment of the Cairngorms National Park as a recognisable entity, signalling arrival in the park and helping to promote the Park ‘brand’. For the public, the entry points make visible the bounds of the Park, which is helpful to visitors and locals alike.

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IWA met the agreed contract quality requirements including procurement and project management, complex negotiations between manufacturers and suppliers, designers and installation contractors. Project management included a range of tools from chairing and supporting a project board through to leading and supporting community and stakeholder negotiations.

Peter Crane
The Cairngorms National Park Authority