The Scottish Scenic Routes project seeks to involve newly graduated and newly qualified architects and landscape architects in the development of a series of interventions along Scotland's most scenic roads. 

The second, 2-stage, Scottish Scenic Routes competition for projects on sites in the Cairngorms NPA and on the Caledonian Canal was launched  on 27 March.  Final judging of the shortlisted projects took place on 20 June.  The winners are designs for the ‘Harbour Rest’ at Laggan Locks by Sean Douglas and Gavin Murray and ‘The Watchers’ at Corgarff Lay-by by John Kennedy.

Proposals by Ruairidh Moir for Corgarff and by Melissa Lawson and Ross Aitchison for Laggan were Highly Commended.

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.

The Scottish Scenic Routes initiative

The Scottish Scenic Routes initiative was launched in June 2013 by Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment in the Scottish Government .

The aims of the initiative include to:-