Best Building in Scotland

In the first 7 weeks since re-opening to the public in July of this year 16,500 people visited the Pier Arts Centre. Considering the population of Stromness is just over 2,000 this goes some way to quantify the worth and value of this restoration, refurbishment and new-build of the internationally acclaimed arts venue. Now, winning the biggest prize in British Architecture, the Pier Arts Centre is marked as a virtuous winner of the RIAS Andrew Doolan Award for Architecture 2007.