After The Pandemic

After The Pandemic is an ongoing initiative which was developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic seeking to rethink our environments, reimagine our cities and redesign our communities to be greener, more vibrant and more resilient. It is an accelerator for creative-led change, incubating and enabling communities to collaborate on projects that impact societies, cities and the climate for the better.

Lateral North, alongside Fergus Bruce and Laura McHard, developed the initiative in May 2020 and have since curated an online summer school alongside the Design Weans. This created an online platform for artists, designers and creative practitioners to explore ideas in response to the pandemic. We created the brand, identity, website and other other resources which look to expand the initiative out with Glasgow. 

The initiative is currently organising a number of events to bring people together to discuss responses to the pandemic and how they can be equally applied to converging challenges such as the climate emergency and biodiversity loss. We are working collaboratively alongside Glasgow City Council’s Centre for Civic Innovation to engage directly with the Pollok community to generate ideas and projects; and exploring sites within Glasgow which can host some of the ideas generated as part of the initiative. You can find out more about the initiative at


Services: Branding, Designer Collaboration, Graphic Design,Community Engagement.

Clients: Self initiated and subsequently funded by Glasgow City Council, Glasgow School of Art, European Union, Connecting Nature Programme, Centre for Civic Innovation, Creative Carbon Scotland.

Atlas of Opportunity

An Atlas of Opportunity is the latest addition in Lateral North’s current ‘boutique’ collection of Scotland-centric cartographic works. Developing on our Atlas of Productivity which was the first Scottish Atlas developed in over 100 years, we explore the possibilities available to Scotland.

With 31,460 lochs, 790 islands and 282 munros, Scotland boasts an incredible range of natural features, packed into a relatively small geographical area. From St Kilda to Aberdeen and from Unst to Dumfries, Scotland: Atlas of Opportunity explores the nation and its relationship to the land through its historical and natural assets. It presents Scotland’s ownership, infrastructure, energy, food, productivity, culture, and much much more.

Through vibrant mapping overlays, imagery and infographics, An Atlas of Opportunity provokes your imagination of a future Scotland and offers a vision which touches on global challenges, from climate change to current geopolitical issues.


Services: Map Making, Graphic Design.

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership commissioned Lateral North to develop interpretation to enhance the historically significant sites in the Cairngorms including the Grade A listed Scala Mills and declared monuments Blairfindy Castle and Lecht Mine.

Working with FortyTwo Studio and Lucidity Media, the team built stories of the area by working closely with the client, researching archives and hosting community consultations. Following the research and design sessions Lateral North designed and oversaw the fabrication of external and internal interpretation panels to complement the historic sites and stories of Tomintoul and Glenlivet. 

To add to the historic storytelling experience, Lateral North shot and curated three films which are showcased within the Scalan Mills on open days.


Clients: Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership, Cairngorms National Park
Services: Community Engagement, Photography, Interpretation Design, Film Making, Project Management, Archive Research.

Skye Ecomuseum

Druim nan Linntean, Gaelic for ‘ridge of ages’, is the Skye Ecomuseum, an outdoor museum consisting of around 50 installations between the Old Man of Storr to the Quiraing. The ecomuseum presents stories of the past, use of the land, local flora and fauna and encourages visitors to explore its hidden waterfalls, dinosaur footprints and traditional ways of life.

Community workshops formed a key part of the design process where the team focused around a large map of the ecomuseum area, with locals and visitors encouraged to suggest the stories of their landscape and community.

Following a detailed design process Lateral North worked with Glasgow Sculpture Studios to fabricate corten steel and timber structures which will settle into the landscape and present the history, culture and nature from throughout this ridge of ages.

Client: Staffin Trust
Services: Community Engagement, Photography, Interpretation Design, Map Making.