Scotland's conservation of tomorrow

Looking through archives the following comment about the future of architecture in Scotland has a resonance for the Scottish Civic Trust's My Place Awards initative.

" ....  But the true measure of the effectiveness of the planning system is what it actually delivers on the ground.

Scotland has many fine towns, villages and neighbourhoods and these are protected through national and, in some cases, international designations. But I am far from convinced that the areas which have recently been developed will justify special measures for their conservation and enhancement.

In my travels throughout Scotland, I do not see the conservation areas of tomorrow."

Sam Galbraith, Former Minister for Environment, Sport & Culture