The My Place Awards celebrate community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality. Learn more about the 2017 entries below!
My Place Awards: 2017
Park Lane Community Garden
Shetland Islands Council
Park Lane Community Garden started when local residents got together to plan a garden and play trail on land owned by the council which was left gathering weeds and dog fouling after the previous housing demolition. Shetland Islands Council agreed to the community taking over the space, gave the volunteer’s a lease and from this ...
Scottish Crime Campus (SCC), Gartcosh
This £73m Scottish Government funded unique, state of the art facility enhances collaboration between various law enforcement agencies. Work started on site in 2009 and migration into the completed facility by March 2014. A principal objective was facilitating inter agency working, colocating all in one purpose built facility. The building centres around a multi layered ...
The Botanic Cottage
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
From 1763 until 1822, the forerunner of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), was located on Leith Walk. This Garden was established by the sixth Regius Keeper of the RBGE, John Hope, a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Edinburgh. John Hope commissioned the building of ...
The High Street Store
The High Street Store
Perth & Kinross
The buildings at The Cross, a small square at the heart of Coupar Angus, were mostly renovated thanks to a grant from the Townscape Heritage Initiative a decade ago. But one small building, Meg’s Cafe, was left undeveloped and unloved. And then, in 2015, the Scottish Government launched its Town Centre Community Capital fund and ...
Aberdeen City Council
Torry Library is a landmark building in our town centre and provides inter-generational services for our very diverse community of some 11,000 people
Townhill Cycle Safely for Fun
An unused, overgrown and poorly maintained area of the park was transformed into an exciting mini road system featuring traffic signs and road markings, where children can enjoy learning to improve their cycling and road sense skills in a safe environment; providing free access to all, and was designed to ensure that access is available ...
UHI Inverness Campus
The new Inverness Campus of the Highlands and Islands creates an infrastructure and framework of 35 Ha on the southern edge of Inverness for current and future academic and business development. The landscape was designed by Edinburgh landscape architects Harrisons Stevens (www.harrisonstevens.co.uk) with a contribution from Lisa Mackenzie, Senior Landscape Lecturer at Edinburgh University. The ...
Meldrum & Bourtie Heritage Society
The Whin Roadie project is the creation of a walking path along the site of the main Aberdeen to Banff road beside Oldmeldrum. This road used to be the main road to Banff but it was replaced in the 19th century by a new, wider, more substantial, road several hundred yards away. The old road ...
Whithorn Roundhouse : Iron Age Grand Design
The Whithorn Trust
Dumfries & Galloway
The Whithorn Trust conceived the idea of building a full-size Iron Age roundhouse, after working with AOC Archaeology over the last two years in excavating the remarkably preserved Iron Age loch-side settlement at Black Loch of Myrton. The water-logged conditions ensured unprecdented preservation of architectural detailing, including woven hazel flooring and large oak timbers, especially ...
YMCA Broughty Ferry
Y-Garden is the redevelopment of an abandoned site through community efforts. Work was started by a group from the Criminal Justice Service, and continued by Grove Academy pupils. The space is now accessible to members of the community for individual, group or community projects.