Boatman's House in Stornoway was named one of the three favourite buildings in the Outer Hebrides during last year's Festival

Boatman’s House in Stornoway was named one of the three favourite buildings in the Outer Hebrides during last year’s Festival

Following the success of the Festival of Architecture 2016, the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) is doing it again with the unveiling of FoA2017.

The month of September will see the whole of Scotland celebrating Scottish architecture, its legacy and in particular, this year’s special theme, our homes.

The Festival of Architecture is for everybody.

Many different types of events will engage a wide audience throughout Scotland, from school groups to professionals, from the central belt to the islands. Some will be founded on participation and hands-on experience, some purely entertainment, others more educational and even challenging. Accessible, appealing and within reach of everyone, this Festival will ensure that people across Scotland become more confident about engaging with architecture and all aspects of the design of our public spaces.

David Dunbar, former president of the RIAS and now chair of the Festival of Architecture 2017, said: “This National celebration of great architecture will transform Scotland’s relationship with its built environment. It will improve our appreciation and understanding. It will also be fun.”