Civic Champion 2011

Scottish Civic Trust Civic Champion 2011

The first ever Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards Civic Champion award has been presented to Ron Smith of Linlithgow Civic Society.

The judging panel's citation reads:

"His beautifully hand drawn maps of Scotland's towns most impressed these judges.  There is an emphasis in his work on the significance of Scotland's towns, their sensitive preservation and development and bringing this understanding to a wider audience."


Ron Smith

Ron Smith pictured with Fiona Hyslop MSP, Minister for Culture and External Affairs

The judges continue:

"In Linlithgow he gets down and dirty, giving opportunities to local people to translate the much used term "civic pride" into activity that is very inclusive, from litter picking to sponsored hanging baskets.

At the same time he is constantly promoting Linlithgow's interests in wider arenas.

So there is strong leadership here from someone who knows how to get on with people on local, regional and national level.  The first ever Scottish Civic Trust Civic Champion is Ron Smith."