Design awards

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Exceptional standards of design and craftsmanship in the Cairngorms National Park are to be celebrated with the first ever design awards.

Launch this week, judges are looking to celebrate all aspects of good design, not just the expensive or iconic.

Everything from the detail on a window or the design of an extension to larger buildings or housing estates, contribute to the look and feel of the National Park.

So whether you’re a professional or have just seen something you think is good design, the CNP says they want to hear about it.

There are four categories: New buildings; Extension or alteration to existing building;Design in the landscape; Craftsmanship

All nominations will be considered by a panel of five judges, Chaired by architect, Roddy Langmuir and including architect Ben Tindall, Chairman of the Association of Cairngorms Communities (AoCC) Roger Clegg, CNPA Planning Committee Chairman Duncan Bryden and his Deputy, Peter Argyle.