Arc Architects

Following a bumper entry of 50 designs from small architecture practices across the country the Our Island Home Design Competition award was presented by Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment at the Rural Housing Scotland Conference in Birnam.

The competition sponsored by the Prince’s Countryside Fund, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Scottish Sea Farms, UPM Tilhill and BSW Timber Group asked architects to design an affordable 2 bedroom starter home suitable for the Hebrides that is easy to build and cheap to heat for under a challenging budget of £100,000.


From a shortlist of six projects – described by the Chair of the Judging Panel, Lesley Riddoch as  “inspiring, practical, green and quite ingenious” , the judging panel selected a design by Arc Architects, as the winner.