Official Logistics Guide

As a family owned and operated business since 1960, we have a long history of moving. With our base of operations just outside Edinburgh, we were perfectly situated to assist as giraffe wranglers for RZSS‘ Giraffe About Town Public Art Trail!

From the very beginning our motto has always been to “Handle with Care…Anywhere!” and we’ve continued this trend when dealing with our most precious cargo to date!

Having had previous experience with similar projects such as the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail and Jungle City, we had the skills and knowledge to complete this tall challenge!

We worked in very close partnership with the RZSS team, compiling a detailed log, using photos and videos to document the logistics process every step of the way.


Giraffe About Town
Logistics Guide - Part 1

In part 1 of our Giraffe About Town Logistics Guide, we look at the project as a whole, how we would go about lifting the plinths and what order we’d set out all of the Giraffes About Town!

With over 40 giraffes and plinths to be placed across the capital, this wasn’t going to be an easy task. With careful planning and many man hours, read on to find out how we managed to setup an entire herd of Giraffes across Edinburgh.

Giraffe About Town
Logistics Guide - Part 2

With all the plans in place, it was time to release the herd on the city of Edinburgh. Discover how we managed to cover all 40+ locations over the course of 2 nights, what preparation went in to making this project a success and why we had a lion with us over the course of the installation!

Giraffe About Town
Logistics Guide - Part 3

After 2 months out on the streets of Edinburgh, it was time to bring tall herd back to Giraffic Park (Ocean Terminal), for some touch-ups ahead of the big Farewell Weekend at Edinburgh Zoo! Read on to find out exactly how we did it, what changes we’d make, and how we’re continuing to support The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.

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