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RRA 100

On Sunday 14th August 2016, 16 Architects cycled 100 miles between Glasgow and the Isle of Bute to commemorate the Centenary year of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).

Buildings by RIAS founder Sir Robert Rowand Anderson featured at the start with Glasgow Central Hotel (1877) and the finish with Mount Stuart House (1879).  

RIAS President Willie Watt thanked the riders; 

I and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland commend you for having toiled over 100 miles or some 27,500 pedal revolutions to mark the Incorporation’s Centenary and the fact that we are collectively so indebted to Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, his foresight and generosity.

Your efforts from Sir Robert’s Central Station Hotel in Glasgow to his  amboyant Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute must be applauded, but also recognised as a continuum of the camaraderie amongst the profession which he and his co-founders of the RIAS, Sir JJ Burnet and Sir Robert Lorimer instigated and would surely have approved of.

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