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RIAS Awards

Historic Scotland sponsors the Conservation and Climate Change Award

For the second year Historic Scotland and Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) have come together to provide an important award to recognise outstanding achievements in architectural conservation and energy efficiency. The award recognises high quality, sustainable projects which also contribute to Scotland’s climate change targets.

The award highlights examples of best practice in building conservation which embrace sustainability in its broadest sense, delivering social, economic and environmental benefits, including energy efficiency and carbon reduction; while supporting the development of traditional skills and trades as well as developing a local supply chain. The award will also improve public awareness that with appropriate interventions traditional buildings can be play their part in resource and energy reduction.

The winner of the 2014 Historic Scotland Award for Conservation and Climate Change was Knockando Mill, Aberlour.

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Ian Walford, Historic Scotland’s Chief Executive said “Knockando Mill is a worthy winner of this year’s award. The commendable work at the wool mill was carried out sensitively and to the highest standards, to ensure a long term and sustainable future for this important site. The financial benefits for the local community will be felt immediately and the perpetuation of traditional skills such as spinning, warping and weaving, have been given a welcome boost thanks to the introduction of this new educational resource.”

Commendations went to the Haining in Selkirk and The Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy.

Full details on the award winners are available on the RIAS website:

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