Sense of Place - Glen Nevis & Ben Nevis Mountain Track
The Sense of Place project aimed to develop interpretation material in the form of publications and signage as well as an upgrade to the Curling Ponds area to mark the entrance to Glen Nevis. The £475,000 project, of which the European Rural Development Fund was the main funding body, was completed The book, Nevis – the Ben and the Glen, gives an overview of the Ben and the Glen’s history, archaeology, geology, industry, farming, flora and fauna. The second publication, Glen Nevis - A selection of low level walks contains 8 different routes around the Nevis area.
Originally the project set out to deliver the installation of 3 interpretation boards in the Glen. However, by working in partnership with other agencies ( Lochaber Geopark/John Muir Trust/Highland Council) working in the Glen, the Partnership was able to produce 7 panels. The first three interpretation boards were built and installed at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre, Achintee car park, and the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel and a further two boards were installed at Upper Falls, Lower Falls, and two at the Curling Ponds.
The upgrade to the Curling ponds included landscape work and a sculpture installation to improve the area that marks the entrance to the Glen and created a space that is accessible and can be used by locals and visitors alike. The sculpture work was designed by Tassy Thompson in a Curling theme.