Their remit is to develop a heritage trail around Ecclefechan. This involves research into the letters of Thomas Carlyle to extract interesting and relevant sections tell stories that illustrate the social history of Ecclefechan. This would bring to life some of the local characters through anecdotal tales. We envisage the interpretation in the form of tactile zinc etched panels with the letters being produced in relief along with images of local landmarks, characters and buildings.
The heritage trail around the town will offer a unique insight into a social commentary as told by the letters that Thomas Carlyle wrote in which he describes not just a social history but a personal dialogue which has resonance across the centuries.
The dominance of Thomas Carlyle’s statue above the town of Ecclefechan is significant and it is an important destination for the trail from the centre of the village.
Zinc Etched Interpretation Panels with ornate steel header panel. All panels were written and designed with community involvement.