John Muir Way Rebranding
NO. OF SIGNS: 2000
NO. OF SITES: 134 Mile Route
The John Muir Way; a 134 mile Scottish walking and cycling route that opened on the 21st April 2014. This was the 100th anniversary of the Scottish conservationist’s death.
Spanning the width of the country, the John Muir Way runs between Helensburgh and Dunbar, Muir’s birthplace. It travels through city and rural countryside highlighting some of Scotland’s famous scenes.
Centurion Signs were lucky enough to win the contract to provide directional signage across the full length of this expansive walking/cycling route. This was a project taken on with leading UK ‘safe routes’ charity, Sustrans and South Lanarkshire College, who’s very capable apprentice carpenters made the finger posts and way marker posts. It must be said that everybody was extremely impressed with the skill of these young carpenters and the quality of their work.
As you would imagine, staying en-route in wild surroundings for many miles at a time could be rather tricky. So it was down to our signage, seen above, to guide the way. We manufactured and installed almost 2000 signs to do just that.
Residing in Scotland, it was accepted that these signs would be subject to harsh conditions all year round. We therefore manufactured and installed these signs with the Scottish elements in mind; The John Muir Way is set to be a national treasure for years to come, so it was important to ensure our signs would stand strong along-side it.
Stuart Davies, from Scottish Natural Heritage, had this to say about the project:
“We have been very pleased with Centurion Signs’ approach to the project. Their initial submission showed that they had thought about how they would deliver the project. Their ability to react quickly to problems and adopt a can do attitude has been crucial to making sure that the project has been delivered on time. I would be happy to recommend them to other organisations working on similar signage projects.”
We very much enjoyed working with Scottish National Heritage and Sustrans on this landmark project, and are absolutely delighted we could deliver exactly what they required.