Queensferry Crossing named best infrastructure project
The Queensferry Crossing has been named the UK's best infrastructure project.
The £1.35bn bridge over the Forth - which opened to traffic in August 2017 - won the infrastructure category at this year's Rics Awards grand final.
Judges hailed the crossing, the world's longest three-towered, cable-stayed bridge at 2,633m (2,880 yds), a "worthy winner".
Rics judges said the bridge had opened after "only four years' planning and six years in construction".
They added: "In addition to this impressive feat, the out-turn cost improved from the original budget of £3.2bn to a final cost of only £1.35bn.
"This new bridge is a worthy winner in this category and a tribute to collaborative teamwork."
Meanwhile, West Dunbartonshire Council's new Dumbarton office - which transformed a fire-ravaged old academy building - was named as the top regeneration project.
The building is now home to 500 council staff, working in the open-plan offices.
The famous Mackintosh at the Willow tearoom in Glasgow was highly commended in the building conservation category.