Motion: Saltire Housing Awards 2012

Saltire Housing Awards 2012
That the Parliament congratulates the award winners from the Saltire Housing Awards 2012; welcomes the record number of submissions received for the awards; understands that 14 projects were given awards, with a further four receiving commendations; notes that the awards covered the length and breadth of Scotland, with seven of the awards and one of the commendations going to projects in the Highlands and Islands; further congratulates the Highlands and Islands-based architect firms that were successful, including Skye-based Dualchas Architects, winner of what is considered the prestigious 2012 Saltire Medal, Skye-based Rural Design Architects, winner of the 2012 Innovation in Housing Award and Shetland-based Richard Gibson Architects, winner of both an award and a commendation; considers the intelligent use of sustainable design in many of these projects to be a template for the future, and hopes to see this innovative approach to architecture continue.