15 regeneration projects shortlisted in national awards competition

A NATIONAL awards competition, showcasing regeneration projects throughout Scotland, has unveiled its shortlisted entries.

Twenty judges at regeneration forum, SURF, have selected 15 nominations across five categories.

Says SURF (here): “Since 1998, the SURF Awards have identified successful regeneration projects of all sizes from across Scotland.

“This year‘s shortlisted projects feature major place-making investments, youth employability initiatives, and activities delivered by community groups and arts organisations in both urban and rural contexts, from Dumfries and Galloway to Fraserburgh.”

The winners will be revealed on December 9.

The shortlisted entries are:

Housing and regeneration:

  • The Old Police Station, Langholm (Dumfries and Galloway)
  • Affordable housing at former school on Abergeldie Road, Ballater (Aberdeenshire)
  • Step Up – Step Down at the Telford Centre (Fort Augustus)

Supporting youth employability:

  • Eat, Sleep, Ride CIC (Scottish Borders)
  • The Larder (West Lothian)
  • Move On: Employability Fund (Glasgow)

Creative regeneration:

  • Museum of Things (Maryhill)
  • Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre – Recovery Programme (Glasgow)
  • RIG Arts (Greenock)

Community-led regeneration:

  • The Furniture Project (Stranraer) LTD (Stranraer)
  • Greener Kirkcaldy (Fife)
  • Bridgend Farmhouse Community Hub (Edinburgh)

Scotland’s most improved place:

  • Remaking Saracen (Glasgow)
  • Regenerating Fraserburgh (Aberdeenshire)
  • Ochiltree (East Ayrshire)

Pictured: Bridgend Farmhouse Picture credit: Place Design Scotland