Gaia Architects

sustainable tourism

Locus Eco-Tourism Project, Aberfeldy, Perthshire

Client: Client: Various per Locus Breadalbane Ltd

The Locus community development project based in Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire developed from an initiative amongst local businessmen and professionals to encourage tourism in the area and thereby support sustainable local economic activity.

An infrastructure of genuinely local economic and community initiatives were prepared over a period of many years with the development of agricultural, leisure, commercial, media and other initiatives in place before the 'visible' end products and projects could be established.


Ultimately, the project has fostered both a local development company and a major green tourism initiative based on an integrated set of interpretative loop trails which guide the visitor from an introductory exhibition in the Tourist Information Centre (converted by Gaia Architects) on to a series of trails where the emphasis is on present day activities and people working amongst the scenic Perthshire Highlands. 

The project overall won a 'Dynamic Places' award from Scottish Enterprise in 2002.


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