The My Place Awards celebrate community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality. Learn more about the 2023 entries below!
My Place Awards: 2023
owned by the Highland Council
CFK, a community cycle group and sub group of KCDC was set up in 2013 with the overall aim of reducing barriers to cycling. CFK organised several successful events and training opportunities, but quickly recognised the physical infrastructure within the town was one of the main barriers to getting people on their bikes. We commissioned a ...
Rothes Community Playpark
Rothes Community Playpark is located in the small town of Rothes Moray, the park has recently been upgraded to include a variety of fun and inclusive play equipment as chosen by the school, nursery and wider community. The committee was created in December 2020 by a group of Mums who wanted to update a rundown, increasingly ...
The Colinton Tunnel Mural
City of Edinburgh Council (owner),
The Colinton Tunnel Mural Project was established to transform a dark, dirty, graffiti-ridden Victorian railway into Scotland’s largest public heritage artwork. Following the closure of local banks and the subsequent loss of retail businesses, it was clear that the economic revival of our small community could only be achieved by attracting more visitors to the area, ...
The Glencairn Aisle and Monument
We aim to preserve and restore the Glencairn Aisle and its AD1600 ‘glorious tomb’ monument to the Cunningham Earls of Glencairn who were based in Kilmaurs. This is Scotland’s oldest post Reformation memorial and associated crypt. We wished to reconnect this largely forgotten site with the locals from Kilmaurs, the people of Ayrshire and Scotland. ...
The Port House
Jedburgh Community Trust
Jedburgh Community Trust is a charity which was formed in 2002, with the aim of preserving the built and natural heritage of Jedburgh. Jedburgh has 135 listed buildings within the conservation area and the Trust’s goal is to protect and restore these local heritage landmarks and buildings saving them from decay and reintroducing their value ...
Wigtown Former Bank Community-Led Homes and Bunkhouse
Wigtown & Bladnoch Community Initiative
Dumfries & Galloway
Wigtown and Bladnoch Community Initiative (WBCI) partnered with South of Scotland Community Housing to redevelop an empty Bank of Scotland property on the High Street as two affordable homes, a community-run bunkhouse and community garden/growing space. When Wigtown & Bladnoch Community Initiative first engaged with SOSCH, the group had been established a year prior as a ...