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Scottish Home Award Winners

September 20th 2021

Scottish Home Award Winners

We are delighted to have picked up, not one, but two awards at this years Scottish Home Awards. Affordable Housing Development of the Year (Social Rent): Johnstone Castle  Housing Regeneration Project of the Year: Craigmillar Town Centre...

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Scottish Design Awards 2021 - Finalist - Holmlea Primary School

June 03rd 2021

Scottish Design Awards 2021 - Finalist - Holmlea Primary School

We are delighted to have three projects shortlisted in this year’s Scottish Design Awards! Affordable Housing: Craigmillar Town Centre Affordable Housing: Holmlea Primary School Regeneration: Craigmillar Town Centre Affordable Housing: Gannochy Lifetime Neighbourhood Residential - Multi unit: Gannochy Lifetime Neighbourhood Public...

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Scottish Design Awards 2021 - Finalist - Craigmillar Town Centre

June 02nd 2021

Scottish Design Awards 2021 - Finalist - Craigmillar Town Centre

We are delighted to have three projects shortlisted in this year’s Scottish Design Awards! Affordable Housing: Craigmillar Town Centre Affordable Housing: Holmlea Primary School Regeneration: Craigmillar Town Centre Affordable Housing: Gannochy Lifetime Neighbourhood Residential - Multi unit: Gannochy Lifetime Neighbourhood Public Realm/Landscaping: Gannochy Lifetime Neighbourhood Thank you...

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East Ayrshire Council Early Childhood Centres

May 11th 2021

East Ayrshire Council Early Childhood Centres

We’re so delighted with how our collection of three Early Childhood Centres for East Ayrshire Council have turned out.  Each building provides early learning and childcare facilities in a high quality environment specifically designed to address the needs of young children,...

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Net Zero Carbon Living In Edinburgh

May 07th 2021

Net Zero Carbon Living In Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce that the ABC net zero approach has been adopted by the City of Edinburgh Council as part of their design guidance for the Council led house building programme. This will support the delivery of the...

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Net Zero Carbon Living

April 30th 2021

Net Zero Carbon Living

Anderson Bell + Christie are pleased to announce their new housebuilding strategy that guarantees net zero carbon emissions for every new home, while reducing the cost of energy bills. Our ground-breaking approach which would prevent more than 7 million tonnes of...

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Inside Housing Development Awards

April 27th 2021

Inside Housing Development Awards

We are so delighted to be shortlisted for not one, not two but three categories at this year’s Inside Housing Development Awards. The categories are for our project with the Gannochy Trust and include: Best Affordable Housing (under £10m) Best Healthy Homes Development...

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Housing to 2040

March 19th 2021

Housing to 2040

Part six of our R&D showcase is our work with the Scottish Government. We are delighted to be included within the Housing to 2040 Route Map and the Housing to 2040 Vision & Principles. The Route Map along with other associated...

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Community Gardens

March 12th 2021

Community Gardens

Part five of our R&D showcase is our work with community gardens. We believe community gardens can provide an essential function to both domestic and non-domestic projects.  We have created two community gardens that are now well established and have been...

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A Lifetime Neighbourhood - Ageing In Place

March 05th 2021

A Lifetime Neighbourhood - Ageing In Place

Part four of our R&D showcase is our work with The Gannochy Trust. The Gannochy Trust manages a mixed-use area at the edge of Perth which includes exemplar housing for mid-market rent.  We facilitated a collaborative process with the Trust and...

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Accessible Housing Summit

March 03rd 2021

Accessible Housing Summit

One of our associate’s, Rowena Statt, will be speaking at the Horizon Housing Accessible Housing Summit tomorrow from 9.15am.  For details about the event, and full programme of speakers please visit: https://www.airmeet.com/e/b5272f80-5b44-11eb-a17b-d3ba1ac378b9 About the event: Housing provides some of our most fundamental needs...

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Mobility, Mood, Place

February 26th 2021

Mobility, Mood, Place

Part three of our R&D showcase is our work on mobility, mood and place.   Recent research has shown that being able to get outdoors is essential for health and wellbeing in later life, but that many older people find the experience...

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Indoor Air Quality

February 19th 2021

Indoor Air Quality

Part two of our R&D showcase is our work with the Scottish Government Building Standards Division on indoor air quality. We were commissioned by Scottish Government Building Standards Division as part of a team led by MEARU to Investigate Occupier Influence...

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Employee Ownership Feature

February 18th 2021

Employee Ownership Feature

Scottish Business Insider Magazine have featured our employee ownership success in their latest issue. You can read the full magazine and article here: https://bit.ly/3uhHV43 our feature begins on page 77 with one of our Director’s, Jonathan McQuillan, giving an insight into...

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Former Holmlea Primary School - RTPI Award Shortlist

February 17th 2021

We're delighted that our project with CCG and Home Group has been shortlisted for this year's RTPI Awards Excellence in Planning to Deliver Homes - Small Schemes (up to 50 homes). The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are the most established and...

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Designing Streets

February 12th 2021

Designing Streets

Part one of our R&D showcase is our work with the the Scottish Government Planning and Architecture Division.  We undertook  research to develop a better understanding of the way in which local authorities are currently implementing Designing Streets Policy in Scotland,...

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CIH Excellence in Development for Affordable Housing

February 09th 2021

CIH Excellence in Development for Affordable Housing

We are delighted that our travellers accommodation project with McTaggart Construction for South Ayrshire Council has received a CIH Excellence in Development for Affordable Housing award. Thank you to everyone involved in the project. Images courtesy and copyright of McAteer Photography.  ...

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Research and Development

February 05th 2021

Research and Development

Over the past decade Anderson Bell Christie have carried out a wide array of research and development, from accessibility and designing streets to energy services companies and indoor air quality.   To celebrate this, we have just launched a research and...

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GIA Awards 2020

November 30th 2020

GIA Awards 2020

We're delighted to have picked up two awards for our project Gannochy Trust Lifetime Neighbourhood. We won in the residential (large) and sustainability categories. Congratulations to everyone involved in the project.  Please visit https://www.andersonbellchristie.com/project/gannochy-trust-lifetime-neighbourhood for further information on the project....

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Scottish Home Awards 2020 Winner!

October 30th 2020

Scottish Home Awards 2020 Winner!

We're so delighted to have picked up two Scottish Home Awards last night. We were part of the team on the winning categories for Affordable Housing Development of the Year with Urban Union and McTaggart Construction for our projects at...

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Scottish Design Award's Finalist

August 12th 2020

Scottish Design Award's Finalist

We're so delighted that our project at Greendykes, Edinburgh has been selected as a finalist at this year's Scottish Design Awards! The project is features in the affordable homes category and the ceremony takes place on 7th September. Fingers crossed! Greendykes...

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Scottish Home Awards 2020

April 27th 2020

Scottish Home Awards 2020

We are proud to announce that the following projects are finalists at the 2020 Scottish Home Awards: Dargavel Village in Bishopton has been listed as a finalist in both the ‘Innovation in Design’ and ‘Affordable Housing Development’ categories.  Greendykes Phase G is also a...

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North Sighthill - RICS Social Impact Awards 2020

April 27th 2020

North Sighthill - RICS Social Impact Awards 2020

We are delighted that the development at North Sighthill has won an RICS Social Impact Award in the residential category. The project was delivered by Engie. The awards focus on showcasing projects that have a direct positive social and environmental impact on society:  ...

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ABC Lock Down Jams

April 01st 2020

ABC Lock Down Jams

Fiona created a playlist called 'An ABC compilation: Lock Down Jams' to keep us in high spirits whilst we work from home. Thanks Fiona. If you want to have a listen you can find the playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3bZgelJf4rYd1L5BV1w8bR?si=CCDNKeAMQzCPHyZPTpPbjQ...

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The Corona Chronicle

April 01st 2020

The Corona Chronicle

Entertaining our office pals via the ABC Corona Chronicle. This is issue 1, with submissions from Studio Support. Stay tuned for Issue 2, coming out this Friday....

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Coronavirus Update

March 18th 2020

Coronavirus Update

As the issues surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak continue to escalate we would like to reassure our clients, contractors and fellow consultants that we are doing all we can to mitigate the effects on our service.  Anderson Bell Christie are fully...

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Scottish Property Awards 2020

March 04th 2020

Scottish Property Awards 2020

Some official snaps from the Scottish Property Awards. Congratulations again to all the winners and especially to Ochiltree Community Hub and the Anderson Bell Christie team for winning the Judges Award of Excellence.  Photos by Martin Windebank...

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Part 2 Architectural Assistant

January 08th 2020

Part 2 Architectural Assistant

We are looking for an architectural assistant qualified to RIBA part 2 level preferably with 1-3 years practical experience, to assist with current workload in our Glasgow office. Anderson Bell Christie is a dedicated, friendly architects office, with a creative and...

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Ochiltree Community Hub Wins SURF 2019 Award

December 06th 2019

Ochiltree Community Hub Wins SURF 2019 Award

We are delighted that Ochiltree Community Hub has won the SURF 2019 Award for Community Led Regeneration. The community aimed to save the community centre by taking it into community ownership and expanding its service provision. Huge congratulations to everyone...

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Part 1 Architectural Assistant

December 04th 2019

Part 1 Architectural Assistant

We are looking for a Part 1 Architectual Assistant to join our team. Our practice has a broad spectrum of project experience, as well as a varied ongoing workload including housing, healthcare, commercial, education and community projects. We love architecture and...

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Doune Health Centre

November 21st 2019

Doune Health Centre

We are delighted that NHS Forth Valley picked up a Highly Commended Design Excellence Award for our Doune Health Centre project at the Health Facilities Scotland conference 2019.  Comments from the judges at the Design Excellence Awards at the Health Facilities Scotland...

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Moredunvale Community Consultation Event

November 20th 2019

Moredunvale Community Consultation Event

We held our first community consultation event on Tuesday 19th November. We will be at Goodtrees Neighbourhood Centre again on Tuesday 26th November 2019 between 2pm-6.30pm with the same information. If you can’t make it to the next one, CoEC would appreciate...

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Community Drop-in Event for Hurlford Avenue

November 06th 2019

Community Drop-in Event for Hurlford Avenue

We are hosting a community drop in event tomorrow for our Hurlford Avenue project. We will be at Knightswood Community Centre in Glasgow from 1pm - 6.30pm. Please pop down if you want more information about the project....

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Ochiltree Community Hub Opening

October 04th 2019

Ochiltree Community Hub Opening

Our project for the Ochiltree Community Hub had it's official opening today! We worked with Ochiltree Community Hub through the process of developing their ambitions, to provide a modern community facility in their village. This involved assisting with development of the design...

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Congratulations Jane and Rowena

July 24th 2019

Congratulations Jane and Rowena

We have been busy celebrating the amazing 20 year anniversary of our two associates, Jane and Rowena. We can't thank them enough for all of their hard work, dedication and contribution over the last 20 years. Here's to many more...

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Edinburgh Nurseries

July 23rd 2019

Edinburgh Nurseries

Five of our new nursery designs for City of Edinburgh Council have now started construction on site.  These buildings will allow delivery of the 1140hrs early learning and childcare provision, provided by the Scottish Government from August 2020.  The designs...

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Employee Owned Business

June 13th 2019

Employee Owned Business

We are very excited to announce that we have become an employee owned business! Our move to an employee owned model demonstrates our commitment to every employee. We’re looking forward to the start of our new journey and we hope...

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Congratulations Eoin!

June 12th 2019

Congratulations Eoin!

We're delighted to announce that Eoin has passed his part III exam! Massive congratulations to him and we're so pleased that all of his hard work has been recognised. Well done Eoin!  ...

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Congratulations to Our New Directors

May 09th 2019

Congratulations to Our New Directors

We are absolutely delighted to announce the promotion of two of our Associate's to Director's. Jonathan McQuillan and Stuart Russell are joining Adam Bell and Stephen Lamb on the board of directors.  Jonathan has been with us since 2006 and in that time has...

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Holmlea Primary

May 03rd 2019

Holmlea Primary

Another fantastic video from Home Group of the ongoing development at Holmlea Primary School!                    ...

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SPA (Scottish Procurement Alliance) Framework

April 12th 2019

SPA (Scottish Procurement Alliance) Framework

We have been successfully appointed to supply combined consultancy services of SPA’s framework agreement for consultancy in all regions of Scotland until 31 December 2023. SPA is the leading independent provider of technical product advice and procurement solutions. Their free to use...

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Congratulations to Maria!

March 28th 2019

Congratulations to Maria!

We have had the pleasure of working with Maria since she joined us for her part I placement in 2015. Since then she has successfully qualified as an architect in Spain and very recently has registered with the ARB. We...

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Welcome to our newest recruits

March 27th 2019

Welcome to our newest recruits

Please join us in welcoming our two new staff members, Katie and Zack. Katie joined us earlier in the year for her part 1 placement and Zack has recently joined us as an architect. We really look forward to working...

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Congratulations Anna and Nick!

March 05th 2019

Congratulations Anna and Nick!

Huge congratulations to Anna and Nick on passing their part 3 exams!  Both are great members of the ABC family and have worked really hard this year and we are delighted for their part 3 success. We had no doubt they...

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Scottish Property Awards

March 01st 2019

Scottish Property Awards

We are delighted to have won the award for Student Accommodation Development of the Year for our project, Havannah House in Glasgow. Congratulations and huge well done to everyone involved. Havannah House is a 458 bedroom student accommodation project nearby Glasgow’s historic...

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Jonathan at Scotland Build

January 11th 2019

Jonathan at Scotland Build

Jonathan will be giving a talk at the Scotland Build Expo in March. He will be discussing indoor air quality in Scottish housing: Is there a problem with indoor air quality in modern housing? What do the building regulations say? What are the options currently? How...

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Congratulations!

November 23rd 2018

Congratulations!

We are delighted to announce that Amy, Hannah, Mark and Matt have been promoted to senior architects and associates. Mark and Matt have been with us for quite a few years and we have seen them develop and take hold of...

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Architecture Fringe - Renaissance to Ruin

June 20th 2018

Architecture Fringe -  Renaissance to Ruin

As part of the Architecture Fringe we have held a series of events based on the theme “common senses”. We are interested in the way people with  visual  impairments negotiate Glasgow’s streets and spaces  and have worked with a group of...

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Privacy Policy

May 24th 2018

Under GDPR legislation, we have responsibilities to ensure that we are taking proper care of your data and have a system in place to demonstrate this.   What data is being held, and how is it being used? As a broad guide: name/s,...

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Part 3 Exam

April 10th 2018

Part 3 Exam

Many congratulations to our successful Part 3 candidates who passed their final Professional exams in 2017-18. In the office Cameron, Emma, David, Alastair, Rekha and Leonie have all made a fine contribution to our work and it was no surprise...

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Project Architect Required

February 14th 2018

We are looking for a qualified design led project architect with at least 3 years practical experience (post part 3) preferably with Revit capability, to assist with current workload in our Glasgow office. You will be required work on fast-moving...

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Publications

October 26th 2017

Publications

We've recently had our projects published in two brand new books. The Shields Centre has been included in the 100 Sustainable Scottish Buildings and Fernan Gardens and Duke Street / High Street are in the 2020 Visions: Home: Housing Scotland...

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Recent Awards

October 04th 2017

Recent Awards

Now that awards season is wrapping up, we're pleased to announce that we have been on a bit of a winning streak. Our project, Fernan Gardens for Shettleston Housing Association has scooped the recent Herald Property Award for Affordable Housing...

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Congratulations!

February 28th 2017

Congratulations!

Congratulations are in order for Andy, Alex, Fiona and Jess our new architects. They all passed the final stage of the part 3 examination last week after a huge amount of time and energy over the last year. We're all...

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GIA Awards

November 07th 2016

GIA Awards

We are delighted that two of our projects have been commended at this years GIA Awards. Our Fernan Street project was described by the judges as "A very good example of social housing, place making & regeneration" which makes "use of...

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Civic Trust Awards

November 03rd 2016

We are delighted to confirm that Lennoxtown Community Hub has been noted as a Regional Finalist in the upcoming Civic Trust Awards. Lennoxtown Hub is just one in a series of Community Hub projects we are undertaking for East Dunbartonshire...

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Quarry Road

October 14th 2016

Quarry Road

Phase one of our project at Quarry Road, Irvine, has received planning permission from North Ayrshire Council, and is currently out to tender. The phase one building will contain mixed use office facilities, and is intended to be accompanied by sports...

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Ltd Company Announcement

October 01st 2016

With effect from 1 October 2016 the existing partnership of Anderson Bell + Christie will transfer its business, together with all assets and liabilities, to a new limited company, Anderson Bell + Christie Ltd, owned by Adam Bell and Stephen...

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Design Challenge

August 22nd 2016

Design Challenge

Our lovely part 1's Laura and Maria set the office a design and build challenge using only recycled materials last week. The office was split in to two teams and were given two hours to design and build an object for the...

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Hub West Scotland

March 16th 2016

Hub West Scotland

Yesterday we held an in-house design workshop at Anderson Bell Christie on our latest healthcare project for Hub West Scotland and NHS GG&C. Lots of card, pens, detail paper, templates, drawings, photos, diagrams, caffeine and most importantly a great team...

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Lennoxtown Community Hub Official Opening

March 16th 2016

Lennoxtown Community Hub Official Opening

Lennoxtown Community Hub, the new home for Council, library, leisure and cultural services in the town, was officially opened by Council Leader Rhondda Geekie on Tuesday 8 March following a £5.29M investment by the Council. Located in the heart of Lennoxtown...

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Laurieston

June 22nd 2015

Laurieston

We are delighted to confirm that we have been appointed by Urban Union Ltd to design the next 210 homes at Laurieston. This is an exciting commission for our practice and we look forward to working with Urban Union to build on...

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Shields Centre Wins RIAS Award

June 22nd 2015

Shields Centre Wins RIAS Award

We are delighted to have won a RIAS Award for the Shields Centre in the Healthcare category at the Balmoral Hotel last week.  Many thanks to the team involved in particular hub West Scotand Ltd, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde...

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Scottish Property Awards 2015

March 06th 2015

Scottish Property Awards 2015

City Regeneration Project of the Year We are delighted that our High Street / Duke Street project was named City Regeneration Project of the Year at this year's Scottish Property Awards. The new build development is located a short walk from Glasgow city centre...

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Designing Places Student Competition 2015

March 03rd 2015

Designing Places Student Competition 2015

A huge thank you to all the students who took part in Saturday’s design competition. We are also very grateful to all the lecturers who continue to encourage involvement and connect their students to our work. The day was a great success. Ian...

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Dumbarton Rock: Charrette

March 03rd 2015

Dumbarton Rock: Charrette

Local people, businesses, landowners and historians were asked how best to promote Dumbarton Rock as a tourist destination. We lead a consultation  in the town the past week focusing on the future of the rock and the surrounding waterfront area. It has been organised...

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Canna Community Development

February 05th 2015

Canna Community Development

The Island of Canna is the most westerly of the Small Isles of the Inner Hebrides, which include Eigg, Rum and Muck. Its current population is small, but growing, and the islanders are actively working to safeguard the future of the...

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Cromarty Primary School

February 05th 2015

Cromarty Primary School

Cromarty sits on the tip of the Black Isle, at the mouth of the Moray Firth, and is an outstanding example of an 18th / early 19th century Scottish ‘burgh’. It is one of the first conservation areas to be...

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