Monday, 1 April 2013

Promoting Black Isle Bike Fest

Out now - the latest issue of the Reforesting Scotland journal

We were delighted to work with new editor Mandy Meikle to design this month's issue of Reforesting Scotland magazine. It has the theme Coping with catastrophe and covers the range of issues foresters and woodland stewards have to plan for in the face of threats such as epidemics of new tree diseases, storms and climate change. You can become a member and order your issue at

Sunday, 31 March 2013

The Melting Pot - Scotland's Centre for Social Innovation

This month we've produced promotional banners for the Melting Pot's upcoming events.

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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Four wooden walls to make the heart sing

This article appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Reforesting Scotland magazine...


Sometimes the most profound ideas are best embodied in the smallest of packages. Authenticity is the key, and the lovely Woodman’s Hut at Nethy Bridge has it in abundance. Every detail of this beautifully simple building has been created with warm-hearted consideration for the wellbeing of the people who spend time there, writes Karen Grant.

Occasionally a building welcomes you with the warmth of the good hearts that built it. This is true of the Woodman’s Hut, built by David and Valery Dean in three acres of woodland near their well-loved hostel, The Lazy Duck. The Woodman’s Hut was built as a retreat for one or two people, just a short walk from their cosy and characterful eight-bed hostel. The Deans enlisted talented local craftsmen Rob Clarke and Dave Robson to do the construction, and the finished cabin shows the care and creativity of all the people involved.

One snowy afternoon in January, I visited Nethy Bridge to meet David in the hut at the edge of pine woodland looking directly up to Cairngorm and Bynack More.