PAPPLE Steading, between Whittingehame and Garvald, has been shortlisted in the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) annual honours list.

Grieve’s Cottage and phase one of the work at Papple Steading are included in the shortlist.

The steading renovation was completed in 2021 and it has since enjoyed use as a corporate and holiday retreat set in landscaped grounds and woods.

The accommodation featured in a national newspaper’s list of the “most stylish” in Scotland.

The nomination commends the work of Cameron Webster Architects and Ian Parsons Architect for the design of the building.

East Lothian Courier: Papple Steading has been shortlisted for a national award

Stuart Cameron, of Cameron Webster, said of the nomination: “We’ve had the privilege of working with a truly visionary client and a very talented group of crafts people in the rebuilding of these important historical buildings, and are delighted that their work has been recognised and shortlisted.

“True to the client’s ambition, the exterior of the buildings are now very much as they would have appeared 130 years ago, whilst the interiors provide a more contemporary take on the farm accommodation.”

The winners of the honours will be announced in June and will go on to form the longlist for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award, the winner of which will be revealed in November.

East Lothian Courier: Papple Steading has been shortlisted for a national award

George Mackintosh, director of Papple Steading, said of the building: “We are truly delighted with the result.

“The design retains all the glorious, if modest, features of the 19th-century building, but delivers a warm, stylish and extremely comfortable result.

“All our guests love the textures: concrete, wood, original stone walls and the outlooks into the landscape.”

Tamsie Thomson, chief executive officer at RIAS, said: “Once again, the shortlist for the RIAS Awards demonstrates the extraordinary talent of architects practising in Scotland, and this year’s shortlist showcases amazing projects across Scotland, from city settings to the remotest corners of the country.”