Cairngorms and A82 in-line for second wave of Scenic Routes projects
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February 19 2014
The project aims to capitalise on the country’s natural landscapes by commissioning architectural interventions such as shelters and viewing platforms, with the £500k pilot focussing on three beauty spots in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
With that funding pot now hitting £1m sites in the Cairngorms and canals adjacent to the A82 will be in line for a similar makeover.
Rural affairs and environment secretary Richard Lochhead said: “Innovative viewpoints in areas of outstanding scenery will enhance the appreciation of Scotland’s landscapes and enrich journeys for both residents and visitors. It will also support rural economy and employment by creating additional interest and driving more people to the areas.
“Following the success of the first design competition it’s clear that we have some top architectural talent in Scotland and I hope the extension of this initiative will provide further opportunities for young architects to showcase their talents.”
The announcement coincides with the launch of an exhibition of winning and shortlisted entries for the pilot – to be held at Glasgow’s Lighthouse until 27 March.
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