Search for grand designs begins

A new award to celebrate cutting-edge architecture in Scotland has commenced.

Organiser Inverness Architectural Association (IAA) noted an explosion of interest in design following the launch of the event at Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre.

Andrew Bruce, the president of the IAA, stated that a wide range of entries would be considered, ranging from a unique kitchen design, to bespoke conservatories and major building projects.

He said: "Good design is not just about high profile public buildings – in this area there are also some outstanding examples of top quality architecture on a smaller and more intimate scale."

Mr Bruce concluded by stressing that that the awards are not elitist and that the IAA wants them to be enjoyed by local people who are proud of architecture in their own region.

The IAA operates as a representative for Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland-registered architects in the north of the country.