The rias is this week inviting entries for the Regeneration of Scotland Award, Scotland's top architectural award.
The competition is open to all buildings completed between 1 May 1997 and 30 June 2000 and aims to recognise the potential of buildings to improve people's everyday lives. Last year's winner was the Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre by Richard Murphy Architects. Entries for the prize for 2000 should be submitted by 30 June. Contact Emma Whyley for information, tel 0131 229 7545.
Meanwhile, the rias' convention for this year starts today in Edinburgh. It is being chaired by Scottish Arts Council director Tessa Jackson.