The V&A Dundee has won a top honour in an awards scheme which celebrates the best community led projects across Scotland.
The £80 million landmark, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, was successful in the tourism and leisure section of the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Awards 2019.
The museum, which opened last September and has the Duchess of Cambridge as a patron, welcomed its 500,000th visitor at the end of March, six months earlier than expected.
It was up against seven other entries in the leisure and tourism category of the competition.
Director Philip Long said: “I’m absolutely delighted that the V&A Museum Dundee has been awarded the RICS 2019 tourism and leisure award.
“The RICS Awards celebrate building projects that have a positive impact on local communities as well as the teams behind the projects, so it is an honour to have been recognised in this way.
“It’s an exciting time for the V&A Museum Dundee, having recently surpassed half a million visitors and celebrated the opening of our new exhibition, Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt.”
The museum was in the design through innovation section too but narrowly missed out on clinching a second category award.
Cupar Burgh Chambers was short-listed in the building conservation section of the awards but failed to win its category.
Colin Smith, chairman of the awards judging panel, said: “A diverse range of innovative projects, of all sizes and budgets, made the short-list this year.
“The winners are truly representative of Scotland’s best and most innovative built projects that are having a significant positive impact on their communities.
“The teams behind these winning projects should be very proud of their exceptional achievements.”
The awards are held annually to celebrate the top community-led built projects from across the country and the talent behind them.
They are split into eight sections and several regional areas.
Each regional winner will go on to a grand final in London in October to compete to be named overall UK winner in its category.