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Signarama marks start of The West Highland Way

When they were approached by East DunBartonshire Council to design, manufacture and install a sign to mark the start of Scotland's famous walk "The West Highland Way", Signarama Glasgow North were delighted to accept the challenge.

Having completed the West Highland Walk himself many years ago, Marc Burley of Signarama understood the importance of having an impressive landmark to mark the start of what is an amazing 96 mile journey across some of Scotland's most breath taking scenery.

The design for the sign is on a British Racing Green background and features fret cut Scottish thistles in stainless steel, with built up text manufactured from brushed stainless steel. The use of the thistle motif gives the sign a traditional Scottish feel and is sure to mean that this landmark is photographed for years to come.

The location for the sign is Milngavie Main Street on a sloping bridge spanning Allander Water. The site for the sign meant that the team from Signarama Glasgow North faced numerous challenges during the construction. Because of its position on a bridge the sign is likely to be subject to severe weather conditions, as a result everything for the sign including the fixings and internal structure has been constructed from stainless steel. The sign spans 12.5 metres broken into three sections. The centre section is 5.6 metres wide and features a broad curve. To give the curved section added strength, Signarama used 40mm stainless steel square section supports in this part of the sign. The supporting posts for the sign were made from 5mm thick 150mm square sections of stainless steel, welded to 20mm thick base plates.

The sign was constructed by Signarama over a two week period and the installation took three days.

For further information on Signarama franchises visit the website www.signarama.co.uk

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