Falls of Shin Shortlisted for a Scottish RIAS Award

Image of Falls of Shin from the air
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On Wednesday the 20th of June the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) is holding its annual awards dinner to showcase and highlight the best and most innovative of Scottish Architecture. The overall winner of ‘Building of the year’ will be announced at the ceremony, which will be hosted by Sally Magnusson at the Glasgow Hilton.

The organisation drew up a 25 strong shortlist for its 2018 awards (narrowed down from 75 entries). The Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction is one of six from the Highlands and Islands that has been selected for the shortlist.

Stewart Henderson, President of the RIAS, commented:
“When shortlisting this year’s entries for awards the panel were struck by the continuing high standard of submissions. The quality of architecture being produced the length and breadth of the country is hugely impressive. Practices, large and small, continue to demonstrate the strength and purpose of the profession in Scotland.”

Catriona Hill from CH Architecture said, “We are looking forward to attending the RIAS Awards and are delighted that Falls of Shin has been nominated for Building of the Year!”

Helen Houston from the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust added, “Following Falls of Shin’s shortlisting for a Scottish Rural Award, and winning a Scottish RICS award for Tourism and Leisure earlier this year; we are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for this prestigious architectural award. Our brief was that we wanted to create a sustainable community facility and Catriona Hill of CH Architecture completely understood what we wanted – we could not have asked for a better architect.”


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