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May 31, 2019

Dualchas win RIAS Award

Dualchas are delighted to announce that The Black House, Armadale; Isle of Skye was awarded a RIAS Award last night. This award showcases the project as one of the ten best…
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January 10, 2019

Living Wage and the Scottish Business Pledge

Dualchas are proud to say that we have become an Accredited Living Wage Employer. Accreditation means that we pay all of our staff the Real Living Wage as defined by…
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November 8, 2018

Arran Challenge Grand Total

Today we received this certificate from MS Society Scotland giving us our final total from our Arran Challenge with Heb Homes including gift aid. What a fantastic amount of money. It…
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November 5, 2018

Dualchas wins big at the IAA Awards

A Dualchas house that cantilevers over the shores of the Sound of Sleat near Armadale on Skye has won the top award in an architectural competition for the Highlands and…
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September 4, 2018

Fort William Cinema

Press release Skye-based design firm Dualchas Architects has been appointed to design a new cinema for Fort William. This will see a two screen cinema with a café/bar built in…
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August 2, 2018

Dualchas Arran Challenge Update

We are well underway with our training and fundraising. We've now had to raise the target twice due to people's overwhelming generosity. Currently the target sits at £4,000. With over…
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June 18, 2018

Dualchas Arran Challenge

  Our Dualchas & Hebhomes teams are putting in their best effort to raise funds for research into MS, a cause recently discovered close to our team. We set our target…
April 26, 2017

Lighting up the Glens – by Alasdair Stephen

Lecture given by Alasdair Stephen at inaugral Skye Commonweal meeting on Saturday the 22nd of April at An Crùbh, Duisdale, Sleat, Skye. This is a photo taken of Ferindonald primary…
November 28, 2016

Fragile areas need Big Government – by Alasdair Stephen

This article was first printed in the West Highland Free Press on the 25th of November 2016.  On Saturday evening I met the contractor who built my house on Skye…
March 3, 2014

Scottish Architecture and Independence

Lecture given to Strathclyde University as part of Politics and Scottish Architecture symposium on the 27th of February 2014. (more…)
March 4, 2013

Challenge of Austere Times by Alasdair Stephen

Lecture given to the Rural Housing Service Conference 2013 in Birnam, Perthshire A number of years ago I received a phone call from a young academic from Stirling University.  She…
June 27, 2012

Building an Independent Scotland by Alasdair Stephen

This blog first appeared on the Yes Scotland website.  Alasdair Stephen is an ambassador within the architectural sector and hopes to persuade others within the profession of the benefits an…
June 6, 2012

National Politics, History and the Reinvention of a Scottish architecture by Alasdair Stephen

This is the transcript of a lecture that practice partner Alasdair Stephen gave to Strathclyde University architecture department in early 2007.  He was given the title for the lecture and…
August 4, 2011

Taking it on the Chin by Neil Stephen

Neil Stephen talks about the importance of image in the architecture profession.   You live and learn. Tragically, just when you’re ready for the exam, you die. Despite the bleak…
February 22, 2010

Reserved for the Humble by Neil Stephen

A blog written by Neil Stephen from 20th January 2009 reflecting on the virtues of modesty.   Self-promotion is one of the hardest things in life, especially when you’re naturally…
August 13, 2009

No Spare Change by Neil Stephen

A blog from Neil Stephen from April 2009 where he discussed the responsibility of being a 'boss' and the Scottish 'banter'.   Being a “boss” is power. The bar-manager hangs…
June 10, 2009

Getting on in Architecture by Neil Stephen

First published in February 2009 on Neil Stephen reflects on the ageing process.  You can see the devastating effects on the young man below above. Soon, I’ll no longer…
December 18, 2008

Life in the Deep Freeze by Neil Stephen

My friend is getting his head frozen. Not in the way that it goes cold when you bite in to an ice cream, but cryogenically, like Walt Disney’s. He wears…
October 14, 2008

Credit Crunched by Neil stephen

My friend is getting mangled by the credit crunch. He’s built a couple of houses, can’t sell them, and the loan repayments are crippling him. There is plaintive despair in…
August 22, 2008

The Fax of Life by Neil Stephen

After losing my passport and my wallet to a frisky gang on an Athenian tube, I thought I was stuck. The lady at the airport check-in shook her head ruefully…
September 22, 2007

Doon the Clyde by Neil Stephen

Who is responsible for the disgrace that is being heralded as the "regeneration" of the Clyde? I was pondering this while on an office trip up the river on a high-speed…
March 22, 2007

This is the Story by Neil Stephen

Meeting a celebrity is something worth doing just for the anecdote. When I shared a trough urinal alongside one of the Proclaimers back in 1989, I was later able to…
February 26, 2007

Playing a Blinder by Neil Stephen

I wanted to be able to head a football like I did when I was eighteen. That’s why my head was clamped rigid, lasers gunned in to my eyes, and…