The My Place Awards celebrate community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality. Learn more about the 2021 entries below!

Winners will be announced in November and all entries will be featured in a public exhibition at Glasgow’s South Block in November.

My Place Awards: 2021

Castlebank Horticultural Centre

Castlebank Horticultural CentreShortlisted

Lanark Community Development Trust
South Lanarkshire

Castlebank Park in Lanark is a former private estate, taken into public ownership by South Lanarkshire Council in the early 1950s. The estate includes Category B listed buildings and a vast area of parkland and formal Victorian gardens. The park fell into disrepair in the late 80s, when various areas of the parkland became neglected through ...

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KPT Community Hydro

KPT Community HydroShortlisted

KPT Development Trust
Dumfries & Galloway

The population of three small communities in southwest Scotland (Keir, Penpont and Tynron in Dumfriesshire) has been diminishing for the last 50 years, and is now half what it was in 1971. Five years ago, a public meeting established that a large number of residents would be happy to co-operate in producing large-scale legacy projects ...

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Ochiltree Community Hub

Ochiltree Community HubShortlisted

Ochiltree Community Hub
East Ayrshire

The Ochiltree Community Hub is a SCIO Charity, formed in October 2014, and has 11 local residents on its Trustee Board. The OCH was formed after East Ayrshire Council announced that they were closing the village’s community centre and library, this action leaving the rural community with no access to facilities or services in which ...

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The Swan, Banton

The Swan, BantonShortlisted

People United for Banton (P.U.B.)
North Lanarkshire

The Swan has stood proudly at the Banton village crossroads for over 170 years, geographically and metaphorically at the heart of the village. However, by 2016, the building had become dilapidated and a demolition proposal was issued. In a small, isolated, rural village (which had already lost its post office and only shop), the loss of ...

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Hawthorn Bank Walled Garden

Hawthorn Bank Walled Garden

Edinburgh City Council
Edinburgh

The project being put forward is a community garden situated in South Queensferry called Hawthorn Bank Walled Garden. The site, owned by Edinburgh City Council, stands just off the High Street and had been a derelict children’s playpark for over twenty years. In February 2015 the registered charity, Greenferry Trust, headed by Juliette Lee, held a ...

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Hoswick to Stove Shared Cycle and Footpath

Hoswick to Stove Shared Cycle and Footpath

GAETS (Garden and Ecological Trail Sandwick)
Shetland

Sandwick is a rural community in the South Mainland of Shetland with a population of over 1000. It consists of numerous smaller settlements including Hoswick and Stove. Hoswick is served by a single track road. It is changed in recent times from a generally aged population to one with many young families. With numerous new houses ...

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Scenic Sandbank

Scenic Sandbank

Sandbank Village
Argyll & Bute

We are entering the general My Place Awards in category D. The project was created to improve the environment within Sandbank to this end we created Scenic Sandbank ltd. This company is a community group run by volunteers and recently achieved charitable status. Our group has in excess 60 active volunteers and has a membership ...

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Strathearn Community Campus Archaeology Trail, Crieff.

Strathearn Community Campus Archaeology Trail, Crieff.

Perth & Kinross Council
Perth & Kinross

The Trail is a unique interneship project which, since 2013, has striven to demonstrate that just because significant local archaeological sites are invisible – ‘our deep time’ as we call them – this does not mean that they are not of cultural, educational and social value to the area’s residents, its visitors , and all ...

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