Cairngorms National Park

Uath Lochans from Farleitter Crag, Kingussie

Architectural design experts visit Cairngorms National Park

11th November 2013

The Cairngorms National Park Authority hosted a visit today (11th November) from Architecture and Design Scotland’s Board to highlight their approach to good design within the Cairngorms National Park.

Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS), who promote excellence in architecture and planning in Scotland, met with staff and board members from the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) and visited a number of sites in the Park to learn more about the planning and design of the Park, including Aviemore Primary School and Cairngorm Brewery, both recognised in the 2012 Sustainable Design Awards.

The visit was also an opportunity to bring closer working between the two organisations.

Karen Anderson, Chair of A+DS, said: “We have had a very useful and informative visit today, it has been interesting to hear about the opportunities and challenges to planning and design that come with being in a National Park and to see some of the excellent examples of sustainable design within the Park”

Eleanor Mackintosh, Convenor of the Planning Committee, said: “We are delighted to host this visit, which gives the A+DS board the opportunity to see the quality and range of design that we have in the Park as well as how planning and design works here.

“We are committed to ensuring quality sustainable design in the Park, and this will be delivered through our Local Development Plan as well working with organisations such as A+DS, who have a breadth of experience and expertise in this field.”

This is the first formal visit of A+DS Board to the Cairngorms National Park, and is part of a series of visits across Scotland, which has included Stirling, Aberdeen, North Lanarkshire and Dundee, aimed at gaining a greater understanding how A+DS can support those delivering great design and architecture across Scotland.