Knockando Woolmill was awarded the 'Highly Commended' prize in the Community Benefit category at the RICS National Awards on Friday 17th October. This award "recognises outstanding achievement in providing a facility which directly benefits the local community". Up against competition from all around the UK, we are thrilled for the Woolmill's restoration to have received such an accolade! The award follows success at the RICS Scotland Awards, where the Woolmill took home both the Project of the Year and Community Project titles.
The RICS state: "Knockando Woolmill is a unique complex of fragile category A listed buildings which has remained in continuous production for over 200 years. Multi agency funding was secured by the Woolmill Trust for a programme of repair and renewal, overseen by LDN Architects, which enables visitors to access the site, enhances the production of textiles and promotes skills training. Completed in 2012, it is already proving a success in terms of both visitor numbers and operations".