MY PLACE AWARDS 2014
WHAT IS SCOTLAND'S BEST CIVIC BUILDING OR PLACE?
WHO ARE ITS CIVIC CHAMPIONS?
The search is on again to find Scotland's best new civic project
and civic champion for 2014.
In 2014 a Scottish Civic Trust My Place Award will recognise a
building or public realm project that has had a positive impact in
a local neighbourhood and has delivered tangible benefits to that
community. Also, a Scottish Civic Trust My Place Civic
Champion Award will be presented to a person who has made an
outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of their
local heritage. Any community based group can nominate a project or
person. These can include: local civic trusts
affiliated to the Scottish Civic Trust, community councils, history
societies, housing associations, arts groups, development trusts
and community action groups. Examples of previous entries and
winners can be viewed at www.myplaceawards.org.uk
Nominations for the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2014 can
be submitted online at www.myplaceawards.org.uk
Entries for both categories will be published online and the
winning and commended entries will be presented at a special
ceremony at The Lighthouse in March 2014.
Angus Kerr, Scottish Civic Trust board member and Chair of the 2014
Awards judging panel said:
"The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards go from strength to
strength. We hope to build on last year's record number of entries
and encourage community groups from across Scotland to consider
projects and people to nominate. The Awards are very special,
with their emphasis on placemaking, people and communities."
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said:
"I am pleased to continue the Scottish Government's support for the
'My Place Awards' - it's important to raise awareness of the role
that both new buildings and the adaption of our built heritage can
play in reinforcing the character and distinct identity of
Scotland's towns, communities and neighbourhoods.
"The design of good places is fundamentally about improving the
quality of people's lives and these awards promote the importance
of a community focus in place development and celebrate the real
difference that good places can make to the lives of the people of
The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards are organised by the
Scottish Civic Trust and supported by the Scottish Government.