News

innerforth

The Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI) is seeking to commission the creation of an Interpretation Master Plan. This document will identify and develop key thematic stories to be told around the Initiative area and should provide IFLI with an innovative and integrated set of interpretation ideas and solutions to be implemented during the 2014 - 2018 delivery period. The successful agency will pull together existing data including details of priority project sites, target audiences and partners and community goals. This will be a key document for IFLI to submit as part of their Stage 2 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Landscape Partnership Scheme in October 2013.

RSPB Scotland wishes to commission an Interpretation Master Plan for the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI) to bring coherence to the disparate areas of the Inner Forth by conveying how over time, a unique combination of natural and cultural heritage has shaped the landscape. This document will identify and develop key thematic stories to be told around the Initiative area and should provide the IFLI with an innovative and integrated set of interpretation ideas and solutions that can be implemented during the 2014 to 2018 delivery period. In carrying out this work, the successful agency will pull together data that has already been collected by the Initiative including details of our priority project sites, target audiences and partners and community goals. The finalised Interpretation Master Plan will be a key document for IFLI to submit as part of their Stage 2 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Landscape Partnership Scheme in October 2013.

IFLI is a partnership led by the Scottish division of The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB Scotland) and includes Falkirk, Clackmannanshire and Stirling Councils, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Historic Scotland, Central Scotland Forest Trust (CSFT), The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and Sustrans.

The Inner Forth Landscape Initiative is part-financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Scottish Government and the European Community Forth Valley & Lomond LEADER 2007-2013 Programme and by the Central Scotland Green Network Development Fund.

The Interpretation Master Plan should:

• Be a working document that is capable of adaptation and change over time, as projects are delivered through IFLI, and as new layers of knowledge and stories about the area emerge.

• Reflect current partner and community priorities for interpretation. Its preparation should include a degree of consultation with IFLI partners, communities and proposed project leads to ensure shared ownership of the result, working closely with ILFI programme staff.

• Promote the Inner Forth as an area of distinct character with stories that are unique to its landscape.

• Effectively and meaningfully integrate cultural and natural heritage; local stories and scientific information; past, present and future conditions within the landscape;

• Identify ways of using interpretation to encourage people to explore the Inner Forth Landscape by connecting sites, projects and access networks throughout the IFLI

• Identify opportunities for ‘signposting’ to other complementary access or interpretation initiatives in the wider area, e.g. The Helix

• Create space for local communities and partner organisations to shape and tell their own stories about their local heritage.

• Set out the most cost-effective way to allocate the Initiative’s interpretation budget to achieve our goals.

• Take into consideration the types of projects that will be delivered through the Initiative, local circumstances and target audiences, programme and partner capacity to manage and maintain interpretation materials.

For more details including the required contents of the Interpretation Master Plan and the timeline for delivery please download the IFLI Interpretation Master Plan Brief to Tender from the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative website. The closing date for submission of tenders is 5pm 9th April 2013:

This contract will be managed by Eve Radwell, Public Affairs, RSPB Scotland. All correspondence and queries relating to the delivery of the contracted work or requests for further information should be directed to Eve Radwell: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 0141 331 9088