The Origins of Pleasure Drives and Scenic Routes

Who has ever pulled up in a lay-by in Scotland with a picnic table, an overfull litter bin and no toilet for miles?  Isn’t it time our beautiful landscape and highland roads had beautiful tourist facilities to match?  The Landscape Institute Scotland is delighted to present two inspirational talks by landscape architects Dan Marriott and Angus Corby that cover this topic.

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Dan Marriott, Principal at Paul Daniel Marriott + Associates, Washington DC, will discuss the evolution of pleasure routes by addressing 18th century design theories for mobility within the landscape (including those of landscape gardener Humphry Repton and civil engineer Thomas Telford) and show how such historical understanding may be applied to the new Scottish Scenic Routes Initiative.

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Angus Corby, Landscape Advisor, Transport Scotland, continues with an update on the Scottish Scenic Routes Initiative, covering the development of the pilot projects, finishing with the potential influence the initiative may have on major road infrastructure projects, such as the A9 dualling, and general improvements of lay-bys and driver facilities across the Scottish trunk road network.

The Event to be held at  Architecture & Design Scotland 146 Canongate, Bakehouse Close, EH8 8DD on Wednesday 23 July from 6.30 pm for drinks, nibbles and the opportunity to meet with our guests,  7.00pm start and 8.30pm finish.

Please register using the link below and bring your paper ticket with you to this FREE event.

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