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
Philiphaugh Freedom Park
Philiphaugh Community School
The project has updated and enlarged an existing very small play area and constructed brand new community facilities in the Bannerfield/Philiphaugh area of Selkirk, in the Scottish Borders. In summary, the project created a new play area, a multi-use games area and a network of pathways, all accessible by the local school and community. The ...
Saint Ninian's Hall Development
Isle Futures, Isle of Whithorn DG8
Dumfries & Galloway
Saint Ninian’s Hall Development, Isle of Whithorn. 2014 was a momentous year for the Isle of Whithorn community, culminating in the completion of a journey that began nearly 10 years ago when the community first had the idea of owning and running their own village hall. The future of the village hall, dating from the ...
Star and Garter Hotel, Linlithgow
David Kennedy and Ross Wilkie
Linlithgow Civic Trust is delighted to nominate the Pollock Hammond Partnership for the imaginative transformation of the B-listed Star and Garter Hotel at 1 High Street in Linlithgow. The hotel building was originally built for Provost John Boyd in 1759. This important building to the east of Linlithgow High Street subsequently became a coaching inn ...
Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve
Shetland Amenity Trust
Designed by Robert Stevenson in 1819, Sumburgh Head Lighthouse is the oldest Stevenson Lighthouse in Shetland and has been in continuous use since its construction. The foghorn, Engine Room and additional Keeper lodgings were added in 1905, with the further addition of radar installations during WWII. Proposals to develop Sumburgh Head into a Visitor Centre ...
The Crescent, Whitfield, Dundee
Dundee City Council
The Crescent is an exciting new development opened in April 2014 in the heart of the Whitfield priority regeneration area. The £7m community facility has social work and clinic and GP health, library, café and retail facilities, previously located in separate buildings across the area. It creates a new focus providing a one stop shop ...
The Hermitage of Braid Community Wildlife Garden
City of Edinburgh Council
The Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve is an old estate gifted to the City of Edinburgh in the late 1930s. In addition to ancient woodland, it contains several historic buildings, including a large doocot which, until 2012 overlooked a derelict 17th century walled garden on a steep slope. In 2012, the ...
The Loch Leven Heritage Trail
The Rural Access Committee of Kinross-shire (TRACKS)
Perth & Kinross
The Loch Leven Heritage Trail is a 13 mile long cycle/footpath which has been constructed in 4 phases around Loch Leven. The whole process including land acquisition and access agreements has taken 10 years. The Trail runs around Loch Leven through land owned by local landowners, RSPB and SNH. It has 3 bird hides around ...
Vicarfield Street Homes and Community Allotment
Govan Housing Association
The Vicarfield Housing Development and Community Allotment were designed as part of a regeneration project that was constructed on the site of a disused high school in 2009. Given that our area is listed as an area of multiple deprivation the aim was to build 61 affordable homes for rent and 20 homes for first-time ...
Visitor's Pavilion, Castle Park Cemetery
Bereavement Services from The City of Edinburgh Council
Craigmillar Castle Park Cemetery is the new principal Cemetery in Edinburgh now that ground at Mortonhall Cemetery has been exhausted. Bereavement Services from The City of Edinburgh Council were clear about their aspirations for the project at the outset. The building would not simply fulfil a requirement for toilet provision on a cemetery site but ...