The My Place Awards celebrate community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality. Learn more about the 2016 entries below!
My Place Awards: 2016
‘The Noust’ Community Boathouse, Scarinish, Isle of Tiree, Argyll
Tiree Maritime Trust
Argyll & Bute
The Noust Boathouse is a community asset of significant architectural merit that has reinvigorated interest and participation in traditional maritime activities on the Isle of Tiree. Tiree Maritime Trust believe ‘The Noust’ should be recognised for the enterprising model which made the project possible; the innovative design solution that responded to the challenges of building ...
Atlantic Islands Centre, Isle of Luing
Isle of Luing Community Trust
Argyll & Bute
The Atlantic Islands Centre is a £1.25m initiative by the Isle of Luing Community Trust. Developed to spearhead sustainable development on the island and to prevent further depopulation, the Atlantic Islands Centre opened in the summer of 2015 and has quickly become established as a focal point for community life. Providing much needed facilities for ...
Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum
Biggar Museum Trust
Biggar Museum Trust is responsible for a large collection of artefacts, documents and photographs amassed over some 40 years under the leadership of the late Brian Lambie. The collection was housed in two principal buildings and two former church stores, but none were fully accessible or fit for purpose, and were becoming increasingly difficult to ...
Hirsel Estate, Douglas & Angus Estates
Birgham Haugh is a development of 5 residential properties in Brigham, a Tweed-side village midway between Coldstream and Kelso. It includes a historic farm steading that had fallen into dilapidation, but has features which possibly date back to the 18th century, and fronts onto the main road, forming an important part of the village streetscape. ...
Braehead Community Garden
Braehead Community Council
In 2011 Braehead Community Council (BCC) was given a grant from the Scottish Government as part of the initial stages of what would become the “Community Empowerment Bill”. The grant was to help communities explore the opportunities and challenges of running facilities. At the time, BCC had been talking with Stirling Council about creating allotments ...
Dumfries House Estate
The Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust
Dumfries House and its Estate represent an ongoing project in large-scale heritage-led regeneration extending across architecture, interiors, collections, landscape, education/training and activities (art studios, building workshops, educational playground, engineering classrooms, outward bound facilities etc.). As such, it has no definable end date, but the completion of walled garden, Morphy Richards engineering centre (2014), and the ...
Forres Tolbooth and Nelson Tower
Forres Heritage Trust Ltd
In 2009, two of the casualties of the local authority budget cuts were the Nelson Tower monument and The Tolbooth in Forres. Nelson Tower, a famous landmark in Forres was closed to visitors. The Tolbooth, once the focal point of the town and the site of justice with a courtroom and cells had been used ...
Glasgow Women's Library
Glasgow Women's Library
The Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) project facilitated the major refurbishment of the former Bridgeton Public Library in the heart of the East End, an area of multiple deprivation that has suffered decades of neglect and industrial decline. The Commonwealth Games in 2014 provided the catalyst for major transformational change across the East End, with the ...
Grantown Regality Cross
Grantown Community [c/o Community Council]
After almost 250 years a “Regality Cross” once again stands prominently in Grantown’s historic Square. This Cross, with its own remarkable story, is a significant pointer to the town’s history and to a unique 18th century event. It is also a tangible legacy of Grantown’s 250th anniversary celebrations. In a 1694 charter (Old) Grantown was ...
High Mill Open Gallery, Scotland's Jute Museum@Verdant Works
Dundee Heritage Trust
The High Mill Open Gallery at Scotland’s Jute Museum@Verdant Works is an exciting and ambitious £2.75 million project which has completed the restoration of the ‘A’ listed Verdant Works site, securing a sustainable future for this nationally important complex. Supported by development funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund the Trust has worked with a skilled ...