SCOTTISH SCENIC ROUTES INITIATIVE: LAUNCH OF SECOND PILOT COMPETITION

Inspired by the National Tourist Routes programme in Norway, the Scottish Scenic Routes initiative aims to enhance the visitor experience of Scotland’s landscape by creating innovatively designed installations to enhance viewpoints in selected locations in areas of outstanding scenery.  The first competition for pilot projects in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park was open to architects and landscape architects who had recently graduated or had qualified within the last five years. An exhibition of the competition entries is on show at The Lighthouse, Glasgow until 5pm on 27th March.  Further details of the Scenic Routes initiative are available at: http://www.creatingplacesscotland.org/2014-01-24/scottish-scenic-routes-initiative

The second Scenic Routes competition will be for sites in the Cairngorm National Park and alongside the Caledonian Canal and will be launched on Thursday 27th March.  It will also be for architects and landscape architects who had recently graduated or had qualified within the last five years.  A briefing session for those interested in entering the competition will be held at The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane Glasgow for 11:00-13:30 on Thursday 27th March.  Details of the structure, judging process and programme for the competition will be provided at  the event.

Attendance will be limited and those wishing to book a place at the briefing session should do so by emailing Architecture@scotland.gsi.gov.uk as soon as possible.

Further information about the competition is available from Jim.mitchell@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.