Engraving Specialist Commissioned To Engrave Special Handrail

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Engraving specialists Sign Industries engrave a special handrail to be placed at a new viewpoint overlooking picturesque Loch Leven Castle.

Sign Industries was contacted by David F. Wilson, a public artist commissioned with a project to create an interesting viewpoint overlooking beautiful Lock Leven and Castle Island.

The viewpoint is part of the Loch Leven Heritage Trail, organized by a local committee called TRACKS. The Loch Leven Heritage Trail is a new pathway to provide public access to Loch Leven, which up until then could not be accessed. The pathway was being created for walkers and cyclists to gain access to this area of outstanding natural beauty.

The viewpoint includes a viewfinder heritage interpretation panel, which also acts as a general leaning handrail. David’s idea was to create a stainless steel handrail that included intricate detailing of the local flora and fauna, plus examples of the many varying species of wildlife the area attracts. However, sourcing an engraving company to complete the work proved very challenging, as many said they couldn’t complete the intricate engraving work David’s art piece required. It was only when David came across Sign Industries, one of the UK’s leading engraving specialists that he got the response he was after.

The viewpoint overlooks Castle Island, home of Loch Leven Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was incarcerated. Although the castle remains are impressive and well preserved, what you see today is perhaps only half of the castle’s original size. But there’s no denying the view of the island from the viewpoint is stunning.

The handrail designed and created by David is incredibly functional and will certainly stand the test of time given it is a 10mm thick stainless steel pipe. However, what David has also managed to achieve, is to produce a functional item that is also clearly a beautiful piece of artwork that tells a story of the area and its inhabitants.

Gordon Norrie, Sign Industries’ Managing Director commented, “The drawings produced by David are exceptional, and whilst the engraving of these drawings put our skills to the test, we’re delighted with the finished product, and I’m sure it will provide enjoyment to those visiting the viewpoint for years to come”.

In addition to engraving, Sign Industries is a well respected sign making specialist, producing metal signs in all shapes and sizes using their signature materials of bronze, brass and stainless steel, fulfilling orders from businesses and the sign trade itself throughout the UK and overseas. Sign Industries also produce and sell a unique range of house signs and memorial plaques to UK consumers directly.

For more information about Sign Industries services, telephone 01241 828 694.

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