Projects in Portsoy win awards
BUILDINGS in Portsoy were the big winners at the 11th biennial, Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards.
Portsoy Sail Loft which was led by LDN Architects for North East Scotland Preservation Trust won the Ian Shepherd Award and distinction in the conservation and building adaption category.
Portsoy Boatbuilding Centre which was led by Brown + Brown Architects for Scottish Traditional Boat Festival was the distinction winner in the business enterprise section.
Swedish, planner and architect Eva Ryden Dalman, was keynote speaker on the night.
She is the project manager of an ambitious project to expand the currently rural, district of Brunnshög.
This area of green pasture and farming land will, once completed, have a population of 40,000 people.
It is hoped that once this project is finished that it will be a leading example of sustainable urban development, with great focus on innovation through architecture, housing and social aspects.
Chairman of infrastructure services committee councillor Peter Argyle spoke on the night as head judge.
He said: "It has been my very great pleasure to act as chair of the judging panel for the fifth time.
"Judging was as ever tough."