THE renovated High Mills at Tain has scooped a top prize for Innovation at the Highlands and Islands Architecture and Design Awards. And a 24 house development at Burnside in Plockton, designed by Skye architects Rural Design for Skye and Lochalsh Housing Association, won the top prize in the placemaking category. The awards were presented by well-know comedian Fred MacAulay at a ceremony and awards dinner at the Strathpeffer Spa Pavilion on Friday night. The chairman of the judges said: "We were hugely impressed by the standard of entries across all of the categories this year, they really were superb. High Mills at Tain was brought back from the brink with extraordinary sensitivity. We were impressed by the level of unexpected innovation in response to accommodating new design elements and creating a foil to the old structures." The IAA architectural and design awards have been held every two years since 2008. The awards aim to raise awareness of the importance of good design and architecture. Organised by Inverness Architectural Association – the chapter of the...