Catriona Hill Awarded Highly Commended for Croik Misson Hut.

Catriona Hill Awarded Highly Commended for Croik Misson Hut.

Last night was the Inverness Architectural Association’s 2020 Awards Ceremony and we are delighted to announce that Catriona Hill was awarded a Highly Commended in the Small Project category for the Croik Mission Hut.

The biennial Awards are a celebration of Architecture in the Highlands and Islands and although the Ceremony was held digitally, it still had some glitz and glamour with presenter Nicky Marr. If you missed it, then you can see the full recording here.

The Mission Hut project involved the restoration of a tiny derelict 1910 Church of Scotland tin hut, which had been used as a seasonal congregation place for residents in the remote Strathcarron Valley (about 10 miles from our office in Ardgay).  The restoration included the replacement of the wriggly tin cladding & timber windows and thermal improvement of the external envelope.  The lath and plaster interior was able to be kept as intact as possible as the removal of the tin cladding allowed the structural repairs and installation of the insulation to be carried out from the outside. 

The building has been repurposed as a holiday cabin but care has been taken to retain and restore as much of the internal finishes as possible.  A holistic sustainable approach was taken and the newly insulated building is now a cosy retreat for holiday makers.

The clients are delighted with the outcome and were thrilled with last night’s results.  We are particularly pleased that this little piece of history in the valley has been saved.