Case studies

Are you looking to take on a local built environment project? Get some inspiration from similar projects across Scotland by reading case studies from our My Place Awards and My Place Mentoring programme. 

KPT Community Hydro (Dumfries & Galloway): A micro-hydro-scheme that provides energy and income to local areas.

Ochiltree Community Hub (East Ayrshire): A new, purpose-built community hub that promotes health and wellbeing, education, community cohesion and togetherness.

The Swan, Banton (North Lanarkshire): Scotland’s first community-owned pub.

Bridgend Farmhouse (Edinburgh): A derelict, 18th century farm steading and garden that was refurbished and transformed into a lively community hub.

Campbeltown Picture House (Argyll and Bute): A refurbished, A-listed building that now operates as a community cinema.

Widows & Bairns (Borders): A new monument that memorialises the worst fishing disaster in Britain.

Lamer Island Battery, Dunbar (East Lothian): A historic battery that was an infectious disease hospital and a social housing site before being reimagined as a new public space.

Raining’s Stairs (Highland): A key path through Inverness is reinvigorated with new affordable housing stock.

The Leaf Room (Dundee): A multi-purpose public space that sits within the Ninewells Community Garden, which lies within the arboretum of Ninewells Hospital.

Ukrainian POW Chapel (Dumfries & Galloway): A Prisoner of War camp from the early 1940s that is currently being repaired and renovated, with plans to install a visitor centre.

Slains Kirk and Slains and Collieston Woodland Regeneration (Aberdeenshire): A 19th century church that is being converted into an informal social hub along with the development of a new community woodland.

Silverburn Flax Mill (Fife): A flax mill that was accommodation, estate offices and a laundry before the current effort to renovate the building to house hostel rooms, a cafe, meeting and event space, studios, offices and more.

Number 30 The Square (Aberdeenshire): A listed former department store that is currently being refurbished to become a multi-use community-owned and managed facility.

Bon Accord Baths (Aberdeen): A listed, Art Deco swimming pool that is currently being redeveloped for community use.

Dunoon Burgh Hall (Argyll & Bute): A hall that the community saved from demolition and refurbished to be a community hub.