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Creating Scotland’s Obscurities

A ‘Scottish Obscurity’ could be defined as a wee piece of merchandise inspired by what Scotland has to offer, such as Oor Landmarks and beautiful surroundings. These Wee Quirks in our areas can help bring a Modern Twist to Gifts and Memories, instead of being your standard tartan and biscuit tin. During this lesson students will be asked to to create merchandise ideas for their chosen landmark.

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Lesson 1

Design a merchandise with story

Learners will create a product for their chosen landmark, alongside a name for it, the backstory, and strategies for promoting it to potential customers. The creative process will take them through research, creating mood boards with their ideas, prototyping and creative writing to name a few activities.

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