about us.

“Over the past seven years we have worked with FHMcD on a large number of projects including outdoor advertising, bespoke signage and exhibitions. Their friendly team are always on hand to discuss ideas, and materials, and work hard to deliver great work on time and on budget. .”

Nicky Regan – Edinburgh College of Art 

forrest Hepburn & McDonald Signs

our mission

what we're all about

At Forrest Hepburn & McDonald Signs we understand that it’s not always easy to get noticed.

Our team lives for the challenge of creating new and innovative ways to make sure your business stands out from your competitors. We understand the personal investment and pride you have in your company and brand. We are dedicated to helping you realise your vision and make sure your business reaches it’s potential.

Making a good impression with prospective customers is the most important part of your business. At Forrest Hepburn & McDonald we make getting noticed easy.


forrest Hepburn & McDonald Signs

Who We Are

a brief mention of our long history

Forrest Hepburn & McDonald Signs was founded by screen printer and poster writer Alexander Forrest in the 1950’s.

Originally based in the Pool’s Synod Halls in Edinburgh’s Castle Terrace hand writing event tickets and life size cardboard cut-outs for the movies of the time.

Our first shop was located on Edinburgh’s old Leith Street prior to it’s demolition before moving to our current location in Edinburgh’s southside.

Nicolson Square has been our home since the early 1960’s, occupying various properties to allow the business to expand both it’s capacity and product range, also with the assistance of new partner Gordon Hepburn onboard and then in 1968 Ken McDonald completing the trio the company flourished into one of the city’s best known and well respected print and signage companies.

We remain a small dedicated company known for our quick, personal and reliable service with clients across Scotland. Our attention to detail is evident at every stage from design to final product as we continue to progress and evolve to meet the ever changing needs of our clients.

creative sign & print solutions since the 1950s.


We combine our extensive experience and the latest technology to each project as we create solutions for your signage needs. This experience, knowledge and expertise has helped us develop a loyal and diverse client base across Scotland. We make sure you will enjoy a personal and reliable approach regardless of cost or size of project.


We have built up strong relationships with our clients over the years by providing excellent products and great service. We are dedicated to responding to tight deadlines with an around the clock service available and most importantly listening to you and tailoring our service to accommodate your needs.


We pride ourselves on being competitive and on understanding that signage budgets will vary with each client. We work closely with you to understand your requirements and create cost-effective options without compromising on quality to ensure you get the best impact for your budget.

Trusted By

“We engaged the services of the team at FHMcD 9 years ago when Citidogs first opened and have used them ever since. The service they have provided is not only of an extremely high quality creatively, but their customer service is exceptional too. Each request has been met with a very efficient, friendly and timely response. I cannot fault the FHMcD team in any aspect of their business. They have become a reliable, resourceful and definite ‘go to and first call’ company we are delighted to be engaged with.

Sandy Maxwell-Forbes – Citidogs 

“FHMcD Signs have supplied our print, vehicle wraps and marketing material including our TO LET boards since 2008. Always very happy with the service, speed, quality at fair price delivered when we require. Their new premises on the ground floor making it so much more convenient and great to see progress from a local company.”

John Davidson – Southside Property

“FHMcD Signs came well recommended and certainly met our expectations. In the planning, there was excellent attention to detail achieving the brand look required, but with an expert eye that took account of the very essence of what we do. Everything was agreed without difficulty and the pricing was competitive. Installation day is seamless with the team working hard all day to complete on normally very tight deadlines, leaving everything perfect. Wouldn’t hesitate to use or recommend this sign company for any signage needs.”

Michael Bremner – Highland Experience Tours

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