What do people care about locally in 2018?

Architects David and Louise met locally with almost 200 people over 4 days who participated in site walks, presentations and workshops, including local schools- here is their summary.


Project updates

An Camas Mòr site walk

Gehl architects visit An Camas Mòr

A packed schedule saw David and Louise, architects from Gehl, Copenhagen meet with almost 200 people on their recent trip to An Camas Mòr. David said “It’s been energising meeting passionate members of the community in and around the Aviemore ... Read More
Finding out what people would like from homes and what is truly affordable

Finding out what people would like from homes and what is truly affordable

The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust and our partners have used a variety of means to deliver hundreds of affordable homes across the Highlands since the charity was started in 1998. With the support of the local Community Council, we ... Read More
Answer to your concerns about second homes

Answer to your concerns about second homes

Many people are concerned that the shortage of housing and the high demand for holiday houses in Badenoch and Strathspey means that people who work locally will not be able to afford a home at An Camas Mòr. An Camas ... Read More



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‘Although I am an architect, I would say that An Camas Mòr is not only a project about architecture and design. More than anything, it’s a project about people. We are trying to make something exceptional in Scotland, a really great place, a platform for a better quality of everyday life and a place some really great and hard-working people will be proud to call home’
David Sim, Architect, Creative Director and Partner at Gehl, Copenhagen
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“This is rare. It is unusual to be included in such a structured process. We feel empowered to be included on the project journey”.
Calum Hendry at the ‘Share an Idea’ event.

The design for An Camas Mòr is already based on these local wishes


‘The community council proposed the Aviemore sister community with a Countryside park on both sides of the river Spey in 1987; we have be involved in its design and supported it ever since’.
John Grierson, Chair of Aviemore and Vicinity Community Council

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