A few years ago Channel 4 had the brave idea of launching a televised competition to find Britain’s ‘Shed of the Year’. It has proved to be addictive viewing with trendy young things like comedian Jack Whitehall creating a twitter storm about it. The 2015 winner caused ‘shedlock’ among the judges so the final decision was made using the public vote.
And here it is – The Inshriach Distillery in Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands, an old chicken run made into four quirky themed rooms including the ‘General Stores’ farm shop, which sells an eclectic mix of vintage clothing, food produce, post cards and hand carved items, a ‘Ladies Waiting Room’ decked out with comfy arm chairs and a piano, the ‘Saloon’, a Wild West-themed gin-stocked bar, and a fully functioning distillery: mostly made from recycled items including parts of a dismantled railway station.
The judges were split 3 /3 between this entry which came top of the ‘pub’ category and The Owl House in the eco category, by artist Tracy Lewis, made from recycled materials such as cob and old plywood, and features round windows made from recycled glass bottles. Which would you have voted for?