WHAT IS SCOTLAND’S BEST PLACE?

PROJECTS FROM SHETLAND TO DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY IN THE RUNNING FOR PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

The Scottish Civic Trust's My Place Awards scheme celebrates buildings and places around Scotland that are shining examples of good design and conservation as judged by local people.  Its aim is to identify and commend individuals and projects that have had a positive impact in a local neighbourhood and have delivered tangible benefits to that community.

A panel of five industry experts are presently judging a diverse range of projects including the restoration of a derelict cemetery in Glasgow's East End; a new Burns museum and visitor centre; a drill hall turned arts centre; and a renovated row of cottages in Orkney.  There's plenty of diversity and many skills are on display.

The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Civic Champion Award 2011, a new category, will be presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to heritage or placemaking in their local community.

The judges for the 2011 awards are:  Scottish Civic Trust trustees Roland Kennedy (awards chair, Angus Kerr and Alistair Scott; Fiona Sinclair, President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects; and Isobel Leckie, Secretary of the West Crosscauseway Association.

The Scottish Civic Trust's My Place Award 2011 and Civic Champion 2011 will be presented at a ceremony in The Lighthouse, Glasgow on Tuesday 15 March 2011.

For further information contact Frances Hendron at the Scottish Civic Trust on 0141 221 1466 / 07810 023530, email sct@scottishcivictrust.org.uk for more details about all the projects in competition please visit the gallery of entrants at www.myplaceawards.org.uk.

 

February 2011