Our Services

  1. Exhibition Design
  2. Interpretive Writing
  3. Project & Build Management

The Brief

Create an exhibition within the Scottish Parliament to celebrate the Scotch Whisky Association’s Centenary.”

Our Response

The Scotch Whisky Association works to protect, promote and represent the Scotch Whisky industry around the world.

The SWA celebrated 100 years with the ‘Grain to Glass Exhibition’. Displayed in the Main Lobby of the Scottish Parliament from November 2012 to January 2013. The exhibition was a celebration of the scale and diversity of the industry and was a focal point for SWA events, screenings and tastings.

It highlighted Scotch Whisky's strong cultural heritage, its position as an iconic Scottish product and demonstrated how vital it is to the country's economy and society. The exhibition also charted landmark events in the last 100 years.

The exhibition was designed to be complementary to the unique space within the Parliament building whilst clearly maintaining its own identity and telling the story of Whisky in a compelling and engaging way.

Using artefacts - from rare bottles, photographs, films to classic adverts, the exhibition told the story of the industry from the past to the present and beyond.

Visitors could see images and iconic artefacts exploring the story of how whisky is made, marketed and exported. This was the first time historical material from many company archives had been brought together in one place. Many objects were on public display for the first time ever.

Following its success in the Scottish Parliament the exhibition was displayed in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow from May-July 2013.