The My Place Awards celebrate community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality. Learn more about the 2014 entries below!

My Place Awards: 2014

Grassmarket Community Project

Grassmarket Community ProjectWinner


The Grassmarket Community Project is a new facility in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, offering support, encouragement and meaningful opportunities for local people in an inclusive and engaging environment.  It offers a range of social activities, educational classes and social enterprises to enable people to progress towards healthier and more sustainable futures. The Project developed ...

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Bowden Pant Well

Bowden Pant WellCommended

Scottish Borders

The Pant Well is located in the village square of the Conservation Area of Bowden. Its restoration was coordinated by a group of volunteers who planned, raised funds, commissioned specialist restoration works, managed the project, planned the launch and conducted a range of learning activities associated with the natural and built heritage of the Pant ...

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Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon InnovationCommended


ECCI is the reuse of an existing building, the old High School, in Infirmary Street in the historic heart of Edinburgh.  It has been designed to achieve an exceptionally low energy demand and is the first refurbished building in the UK to achieve the industry sustainability ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ award at design stage.

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Loch Arthur Farm Shop

Loch Arthur Farm ShopCommended

Dumfries & Galloway

Started in 1984, Loch Arthur is a modern rural community where 70 people, including 28 men and women with a range of abilities, live and work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and involvement.  The new shop and cafe has provided the community with an excellent new facility which enhances the possibilities for fulfilling ...

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Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre

Michael Woods Sports and Leisure CentreCommended


The £21m new-build Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre is one of the most striking local authority leisure facilities in the UK.  The primary driver in the design of the new centre has been the desire to create an engaging and stimulating environment that improves health by actively encouraging participation in sports and leisure facilities.

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The Birks Cinema

The Birks CinemaCommended

Perth & Kinross

The restored and renovated Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy once again provides a new community focal point in the town and a year round source of entertainment and activity.  The cinema offers a varied programme for all age groups with four screenings, seven days a week, and an additional children’s programme on Saturdays.  Live broadcasts are ...

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