Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Scotch broth

  • Comment

Critics of the new Scottish parliament are already ventilating their suspicions that the venue for this year's Stirling Prize dinner is part of a conspiracy to promote the Enric Miralles design. The dinner will be held in the hall of the Museum of Scotland, which links to the Benson & Forsyth extension, and some see the choice of venue as a prediction of a 'home town' winner. The Edinburgh Evening News quotes Peter Wilson of Napier University saying: 'I think it's an absolute stich-up. I can see that a mile off. I believe it [the Stirling Prize winner] will be the parliament not because of quality but because of the close relationship between the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and the Scottish Executive.' He may have been influenced by a comment from John Pelan, speaking for the RIAS: 'It is unarguably the most important building completed in the UK in the past 12 months.' Sounds conclusive.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.