SVR Centenary book
Writing/Print design | www.svronline.org
Scottish Veterans' Residences is a charity that supports ex-servicemen and women by providing them accommodation. It has bases in Edinburgh and Dundee and, in 2010, was marking its centenary year.
To celebrate the occasion, the charity's board agreed to fund the production of a book – and we were approached to produce it.
We produced a plan outlining our vision for the book – a mixture of the history of the charity and its residences at Whitefoord House and Gilmerton in Edinburgh, and Rosendael in Broughty Ferry, and stories told by the residents themselves.
We spent six days in June 2010 carrying out research in the charity's extensive archives and interviewing residents. We then went on to write, design and edit the book.
It was unveiled at a special event in December at Rosendael and received a great reception from everyone who received a copy.