a unique rural development demonstrating farming and tourism diversification

work continues after lockdown on this unique facility at Auchlishie Eventing Centre outside Kirriemuir -  the vernacular 'dutch barn' structure has been created to house a rural bunkhouse facility with associated event support spaces - locally fabricated steelwork structure by GS Robertson, with locally sourced and supplied larch cladding installed on beautifully crafted timber frame structure by Allan Robertson and Son - the finished facility will allow Auchlishie Eventing to offer the equestrian community a first rate experience        

equestrian eventing venue bunkhouse, kirriemuir

The design was created to provide an appropriate aesthetic for the development of a residential bunkhouse with new toilet and shower facilities to support existing equestrian event camping function of the site.

The covering roof structure is a six bay steel frame 'dutch barn' with locally sourced vertical timber board eaves and gable cladding; green profiled roof cladding with an array of both solar pv and water heating panels on the south face.

The building provides separate fully accesible toilet and shower facilities with external access for use by event campers and motorhomers as well as temporary cover for periods of inclement weather during events.

The bunkhouse provides dormitory acccomodation for 12 persons, with separate responsible person / supervisor accomodation for upto 3 persons, with integrated toilet and shower facilities, bunkhouse kitchen and lounge area.

The covered roof area of the accommodation block provides accessible storage for event equipment and an option for covered event viewing during periods of inclement weather.