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 Scenic Routes pilot competition for two sites in the Cairngorm National Park and two sites beside the Caledonian Canal was launched on 27th March.  Stage One entries for the competition should be submitted on 28th April.  The full competition brief, site information and other related information is available at: and


Winning entry by John Kennedy for the Scottish Scenic Routes initiative.

Inspired by an historic account of a visit to the Falls of Falloch by Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of the Romantic poet William, this project seeks to harness and draw attention to the sound of the falls as well as provide a close-range view.


Winning entry by BTE Architecture for the Scottish Scenic Routes initiative.

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:-