The My Place Awards celebrate community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality. Learn more about the 2020 entries below!
2020 winners were honoured at an online ceremony on 8th October 2020. Watch short films about the commended and winning projects.You can also view a leaflet with details about all of the projects.
My Place Awards: 2020
Strontian Primary SchoolWinner
Strontian Community School Building Ltd
STRONTIAN PRIMARY – SCOTLAND’S FIRST COMMUNITY SCHOOL At the heart of every thriving community is a primary school; with it come families whose working age members drive the local economy and provide care for the youngest and oldest within it. So when our village school in Strontian was considered inadequate not just by local parents and the ...
Bridgend Farmhouse (Community Benefit Society with Charitable Status No. SC048396)
Bridgend Farmhouse is a late 18th century traditional farmhouse and outbuildings within its own walled site. Although the farmhouse is only 2.5 miles from the city centre, it is surrounded by the green spaces of Craigmillar Castle Park, a cemetery, council allotments and Inch Park across the main arterial road. The rocky outcrop of Arthur’s ...
Falls of Shin Visitor AttractionCommended
Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust
Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust (KoSDT) is a charity that focuses on strengthening and uniting the rural communities of Ardgay and Creich in Sutherland through a range of projects. The Trust area covers 680 square miles, with a population of 1,700. The area has been identified as fragile and disadvantaged due to lack of well-paid employment ...
Glenkens Community & Arts Trust
Dumfries & Galloway
The project has completely renovated a derelict Galloway cottage in the middle of the village of Balmaclellan, turning an eyesore into a vibrant community hub and multi purpose building. The original concept derived from two main places 1) a general feeling of redundancy and neglect in the centre of Balmaclellan village and 2)The continued ‘over-success’ of ...
Gairloch & District Heritage Company Ltd
‘Our Land, our People, our Story’ – the relocation and development of Gairloch Museum Gairloch Heritage Museum opened in 1977 in a converted farm steading, its mission always to “promote and encourage interest in, and care for, the history, culture, beauty and character of the Parish of Gairloch”. Our acclaimed exhibitions include the first Pictish Stone ...
Portpatrick Harbour Community HubShortlisted
Portpatrick Harbour Community Benefit Society
Dumfries & Galloway
Portpatrick Harbour Community Hub was created as a result of a renovation project. We were able to get funding in 2018 to totally resurface the harbour area to create a safe environment for all community members and harbour users and we then looked at the row of old sheds on the harbourside and it was ...
2018 WW1 Centenary
Eastriggs Dornock and Creca Memorial Garden at the Green Eastriggs
Dumfries & Galloway
To commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the end of WW1 the Eastriggs Dornock and Creca Community Council [EDC_CC] held meetings with the community to stage an event, as the village of Eastriggs was built to serve the munitions factories/personnel during the Great War. EDC_CC designed an outline monument (made from local sandstone) to be ...
Broomhouse Community Hub
The Broomhouse Centre
The physical capital project has involved the demolition of an existing community centre and the erection of a new single-story community centre on the same site. The new hub building contributes to The Broomhouse Centre trading as Space’s objectives to meet community-directed need and improve the lives of local people. The new facility will become ...
Crail Priory Doocot
Crail Preservation Society
Crail Doocot is a beehive shaped, A-Listed, 16th Century Doocot. It originally supplied meat and eggs to the priories of St Andrews or Haddington. Both had land in Crail. The doocot was first partially restored in 1962, when a non-porous coat of cement was used, causing the structure to saturate with water. Four years ago Crail ...
Jim Clark Motorsport Museum
The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum celebrates the remarkable life and career of Scotland’s first Formula One world champion – one of the greatest racing drivers of all time. During his career Jim Clark was seen as the driver to beat and admired internationally for his skill, attitude and success. Our objective is to run a high ...