The My Place Awards celebrate community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality. Learn more about the 2015 entries below!
My Place Awards: 2015
Clearburn Natural Play and Picnic Area
South Lanarkshire Council Community & Enterprise Resources
Clearburn Natural Play and Picnic Area is a Big Lottery and Clyde & Avon Valley Landscape Partnership funded project which has resulted in a beautiful natural play space in the heart of New Lanark World Heritage Site. The space was designed, constructed and interpreted in collaboration with the local community and school pupils to allow ...
Connecting Communities Along the Carron
The Louis Harper designed bridge, officially known as the ‘Dorrator Bridge’ over the River Carron, installed in 1893 has been held in high esteem by Communities Along the River Carron for 121 years. Originally built to allow the local workforce to travel to the many industries on both sides of the river, by 2012 it ...
Dunfermline Public Park
In 2012, our public park looked very sad and desolate and badly in need of refurbishment and maintenance. Dunfermline Community Council formed the Park Improvement group with Fife Council, who applied for lottery funding for a consultation report delivered by Greenspace Scotland. Using this report as a baseline, a number of works were considered, and ...
Fabrication is an established retail business in Haddington offering fabric and associated sewing and needlework accessories. The new owner wanted to improve the appearance of the business and designed a striking sign incorporating a reel of thread, needles and scissors alongside the name of the shop. The finished display has certainly had the desired result ...
Grand Fountain Restoration, Paisley
This project conserved and restored a derelict Category A-listed cast iron fountain situated within Paisley’s oldest public park. The Grand Fountain, the centrepiece of Fountain Gardens, was gifted to the people of Paisley by the wealthy mill owner, Thomas Coats of the world famous J&P Coats thread manufacturer. The world wide significance of the textile ...
Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre
Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre is a unique external performance venue sited within the designed landscape setting of Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow, making use of the natural topography for the terraces of the amphitheatre. The venue opened in 1924 to designs by the City of Glasgow Corporation but by the mid 1990’s the venue had fallen ...
Lanark Memorial Hall
South Lanarkshire Council
Lanark Memorial Hall reopened in June 2013 following the successful completion of a £5.6M capital project to extend and refurbish the venue. The Hall was constructed in 1925 as a memorial to the 232 men from the area who lost their lives in the First World War and are commemorated in Hall of Memory at ...
Laurieston Transformational Regeneration Area, Phase 1A
New Gorbals Housing Association
Laurieston Phase 1a provides 201 homes for people and a renewed place for Gorbals and for Glasgow. Laurieston was cleared of traditional tenements in the 1950s and 60s and re developed with four double blocks of multi storey flats. Three of these blocks have now been demolished with the last remaining block now empty and ...
Martyrs Kirk Research Library
University of St Andrews
Martyrs’ Kirk was born of the Disruption in the Church of Scotland (1843). That year, a church was erected in North Street. The present B-listed building dates from 1928. It continued in use until 2010 when a merger with another local congregation took place. The University acquired the redundant property in 2012. It chose to ...
North Edinburgh Grows
North Edinburgh Arts
Springing from the half acre of unused and unkempt land at the rear of North Edinburgh Arts the North Edinburgh Grows project has created a growing space with art at the heart, right in the middle of Muirhouse. The project takes inspiration from Scottish gardens such as Jupiter Art Land, Little Sparta, the Hidden Gardens, ...