Museum firm scoops prize

The firm behind the refurbished National Museum of Scotland has scooped a top award.

Scottish architect Gareth Hoskins’ firm won the Andrew Doolam award for the best building in Scotland for 2011.

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The museum, which re-opened in August following a £47 million overhaul, has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to its new galleries.

Hoskins was also presented with a £25,000 prize.

The award was presented by Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop at a ceremony in the Scottish Parliament last night. Ms Hyslop said: “The transformation of the National Museum is truly breathtaking, making this project a worthy winner.”