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Stone, Sea & Sky: The Architecture of Scotlands Islands

ORGANISATION // Scottish Civic Trust
PROJECT // Stone, Sea & Sky: The Architecture of Scotlands Islands
TOTAL PROJECT COST // £54,709.40
LEADER FUNDING PROVIDED // £24,604.70

Stone, Sea and Sky celebrates the architecture of Scotland’s Islands.  It is the closing event for the 30th anniversary of Doors Open Days in Scotland (DOD30), and will take the form of a series of engagement and development workshops across Argyll and Bute and the Outer Hebrides from May 2019 onwards, culminating in a celebratory event at the end of September 2019. The public free celebratory event will be in two places – one in Argyll and Bute, and one in The Outer Hebrides.


The project’s aim is to increase a sense of community ownership of local place, and stimulate civic pride in Island buildings and spaces, past present and future.
The project will comprise workshops with local venues and creative organisations, and include the input of RIAS chapter member architects.  These workshops will cover the following:


• Sustainable materials and renewable energy in island construction
• Lantern making
• Consideration of place-making and architecture through place discovery, and the historic role of gender in the creation of space
• Celebrations of local architecture
• Blue skies planning of future island architecture and infrastructure

The 2 public celebration events will unveil a lasercut metal artwork at each site – an overlay of fantasy buildings designed in the workshops.  There will be a lantern parade, and light projection of artworks created in the workshops.