You can tell when summer is approaching at The Workshop by the number of event medals and trophies in production. May was a busy month with more than 1,000 medals and trophies sent out!
First off was 20 perspex trophies for the Dunkeld Enduro, a mountain bike event kicking the season off at the end of April. Organised by the volunteers of Highland Perthshire Cycling the event showcases some of the fantastic riding and trails we have here in Highland Perthshire.
Sticking with the bike theme we were delighted to be asked to produce another set of 175 wooden desk trophies for this year’s Tour de Force road cyclists who take on the Tour de France route 7 days ahead of the pro’s.
Still on two wheels but with motors this time, the Bob MacGregor Motorcycle Club approached us to make trophies and medals for their 10th anniversary Memorial Trails at Killin. We produced 200 engraved beer mats as finisher awards and designed a 2D wooden trophy individually engraved for 17 different prize categories. The club were delighted and reported that many riders commented on how different and non-plastic the medals and trophies were!
Back to road bikes and Highland Perthshire Cycling but this time for their women only road cycling event Belles n Buns. With rides of 16, 32, 64 miles touring the beautiful Perthshire/ Angus glens and a noticeable emphasis on cake stops it seems fitting that they opted for 100 engraved wooden spoons for their finishers. All the better to make more cakes with!
Finally, we have produced 500 oak medals for the Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge. It’s all change this year for one of Scotland’s most established and successful fundraising events with brand new routes and an event base in Kenmore. Also new for this year is a partnership with Monacle Mhor to create the Kenmhor Festival. It’s set to be a fantastic weekend in the community calendar with food, live music, DJs, market, entertainment, ceilidh and culminating with a legendary firework display.
Gemma Henderson is the Business Manager at The Workshop Aberfeldy. Always inspired by the variety of products that 'walk through the door', this blog highlights some of the more interesting projects that are created here in The Workshop.