Twelve buildings representing the "very best of Scottish architecture" have been given awards by the The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).

Among the winners, announced at an event in Edinburgh, are the Dalmunach Distillery in Moray, new homes in Gorbals, the Maggie's Centre in Airdrie and the new Theatre Royal foyer and extension for Scottish Opera in Glasgow.

However, although the major new Reid Building at the Glasgow School of Art was short listed for an award, the judges did not think it merited a prize.

Willie Watt, President of the RIAS, commented: "65 submissions from throughout Scotland, ranging in cost from £30,000 to £26m, is a tremendous vote of confidence.

"It absolutely confirms that this award, in only its fourth year, is now the single most important recognition of architectural achievement in Scotland."

Winners included the Arcadia Nursery in Edinburgh, by Malcolm Fraser Architects, Dalmunach Distillery, Moray by Archial Norr,

Highland Steading by Marcus Lee/FLACQ and Cameron Webster architects, Lamb's House in Edinburgh by Groves-Raines Architects Ltd, and the houses of Laurieston Transformational Area, Glasgow by Page\Park Architects and Elder and Cannon Architects for New Gorbals Housing Association in a £22m development.

Maggie's Lanarkshire, Airdrie was designed by Reiach and Hall, and winner The Mill, at Southside Steading, Peebles was designed by

WT Architecture for a private client.

A Regency Dormer in Edinburgh by Konishi Gaffney Architects won a prize as did Rosefield, Edinburgh by A449 LTD for Format Scotland Ltd.

The Shields Centre in Glasgow was designed by Anderson Bell + Christie Architects for hub West Scotland and the Theatre Royal, Glasgow was designed by Page \ Park Architects for Scottish Opera.

Judges said: "Creating a welcoming entrance foyer and embracing a dramatic, sinuous stair, this new structure boldly signposts Scottish Opera's HQ.

"'Street to seat' was the ethos, with the client wanting to literally 'open up' theatre and opera as art forms. By providing a welcoming entrance, addressing the street corner, the theatre experience has been "democratised"."

West Burn Lane, St Andrews by Sutherland Hussey Harris also won a prize.

From the 12 RIAS 2015 winners, five projects have won RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Awards for Scotland.

These are Arcadia Nursery, Edinburgh, Dalmunach Distillery, Moray, Laurieston Transformational Area, Glasgow, Maggie's Lanarkshire, Airdrie, and West Burn Lane, St Andrews by Sutherland Hussey Harris.

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) was founded in 1916 and is the professional body for all Scottish architects with over 4,700 members.