MacDonald Orr Design is a graphic design company, operating from Edinburgh for ten years and
now entering a new phase based in the Scottish West Highlands. Since 2005, we have provided
design and related services for brand, environment, interpretation and communications. If you
would like to see more of our work and discuss the services we offer, please get in touch via the
contacts below. Meanwhile, here's a taste of what we do and who we work for.

Historic Scotland

Prehistoric life at Skara Brae, monastic practice at
Iona Abbey, a One O'clock tradition at Edinburgh Castle...
the human history of these world-renowned sites and
many more sites across Scotland are brought vividly to
life through structured yet engaging design.

Interpretation / Wayfinding / Literature / Strategy
Cloister, Iona Abbey

THE naTIonal TrusT FOR scoTland

Preserving Scotland's heritage so that it may be enjoyed
by generations to come, The National Trust for Scotland
engages the visitor through user-friendly leaflets and
accessible interpretation media for sites such as the Pass
of Killiecrankie, Branklyn Gardens and Falkland Palace.

Interpretation / Literature
Meconopsis, Branklyn Garden


Scotland's untamed and dramatic landscape is shaped by its
diverse weather patterns, causing landslide events which affect
road users. Research, planning and interpretation recommendations
for digital and on site media form the first phase to enable
understanding of landslide frequency and causes.

Interpretation Planning
The Pass of Glencoe

ForEsTry coMMIssIon scoTland

From the illustrious Perthshire landowners to the
POW-manned Raasay mines, from organised cultivation to
natural wildlife habitats, visitors can discover the stories and
spectacular viewpoints of Scotland's forests at Tay Forest
Park, Devilla, Strome, Skye, Raasay and Arran.

Interpretation / Literature
Kingfisher, Faskally Wood

ElysIs EnGInEErInG

Leading suppliers of expertise in industrial data acquisition
and alarm annunciation for clients operating in UK utilities
market. A dynamic rebrand for Elysis Engineering reflects
the company's forward thinking approach and significant
growth since its formation in 2003.


craFT scoTland

Celebrating the talent, skill and diversity of Scottish
craft makers and introducing them to a global audience.
Creation of a new brand identity and messaging
strategy which also extended to print literature.

Branding / Literature
Ceramic by Lara Scobie


Private dental care carried out in a relaxed yet
state-of-the-art environment. New brand creation reflects
the modern outlook of the company whilst commissioned
advertising, print and website promote the individuality and
credibility of this Edinburgh based specialist dental clinic.

Branding / Digital / Literature
Vermilion clinic

HEdInGHaM casTlE

The Normans, King Henry VIII and Shakespeare all
contribute to the fascinating history of the rebranded
family-owned Hedingham castle, where today guests can
plan a visit or take part in events via a new, comprehensive
responsive website and take home printed literature.

Branding / Digital / Literature
Norman Keep, Hedingham Castle