The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has revealed its shortlist for the country's building of the year.

Two new schools, two workplaces and a mid-century building are competing for the Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award and a £10k cash prize.

The Lockerbie visitor building acts as a demonstration project, as it is almost entirely erected using James Jones & Sons’ own products. The design for the building aimed to minimise the use of steel and maximise timber. The low-energy building was erected in 2021 and provides office accommodation, improved visitor facilities, and the space to host on-site training courses and industry meetings.

This latest announcement follows the recent success of winning a RIAS award last month, in addition to the 2021 EAA Wood for Good Award and two Scottish Design Awards, including the overall ‘Architecture Grand Prix’ award.

Scotland's top building will be revealed on 30 November.