Special Award - Salmon Bothy, Portsoy - Aberdeenshire Design Awards 2010 Ian Shepherd Award

Traditional craftsmanship honoured in design awards: the Aberdeenshire Design Awards

By Alistair Beaton

Published: The Press & Journal: 03/09/2010

The awards are organised by the council’s planning and environmental services team to recognise exceptional design by architects and artists, builders and craftsmen across the area.

The top award from 161 entries saw the inaugural presentation of the Ian Shepherd Award go to Banff-based architect Mantell Ritchie for the Salmon Bothy project at Portsoy with clients Scottish Traditional Boat Festival.

It also topped the conservation category.

The Ian Shepherd Award is named in memory of Aberdeenshire Council’s former principal archaeologist who died last year at the age of 58.

Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services committee chairman Councillor Peter Argyle said: “We chose the designs that had the most visual impact, and overall Portsoy’s salmon bothy had both aesthetic and historical significance worthy of the new award.”

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