Awards recognise value of local initiatives to Scotland’s towns

A BUTCHER has been named among the winners of awards celebrating the value of local initiatives to Scotland’s towns.

Dunfermline-based Bryan Beveridge has been named a High Street Hero at the Scotland Loves Local Awards 2021 – run by Scotland’s Towns Partnership.

Says STP, here: “Bryan Beveridge not only managed to keep his business open, but has grown it and expanded his team despite the challenges caused by Covid-19.

“He was announced as High Street Hero at the inaugural Scotland Loves Local Awards after judges heard of the tireless work he and his team have done since the onset of coronavirus – including at one point making 100 deliveries to customers every week.”

The list of other winners reads, as follows:

Climate town

  • Winner: Nairn Business Improvement District, Nairn Community and Arts Centre, Green Hive and Nairn Bowling Club
  • Runner-up: Greener Kirkcaldy
  • Runner-up: LEAP, Greater Glasgow

Creative town

  • Winner: Paisley First Business Improvement District
  • Runner-up: Impact Arts and West Kilbride Community Initiative
  • Runner-up: The Institute of Local Television, Sanquhar

Innovative town

  • Winner: Creative Crieff and Radio Earn
  • Runner-up: Kilmarnock Business Association and East Ayrshire Council
  • Runner-up: Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce and Milngavie Town Centre BID 

Place leader

  • Winner: Jackie Shearer, manager of Possilpark Business Improvement District
  • Runner-up: Malcolm Thomas Harley, Our Hamilton Business Improvement District
  • Runner-up: Andrew Spence, chief executive, Oban Business Improvement District

Streets and spaces

  • Winner: Dementia Friendly Prestwick (promenade work)
  • Runner-up: Falkirk Council (Zetland Park redevelopment)
  • Runner-up: Isle of Bute Business Improvement District (Rothesay’s Al Fresco Square)

Town centre living

  • Winner: The Eskdale Foundation, Langholm
  • Runner-up: Fife Council (Kirkcaldy, Cupar and Lochgelly)
  • Runner-up: Renfrewshire Council (Paisley)

Judges’ special award

  • East Ayrshire Council and Kilmarnock Business Association for the launch and impact of the East Ayrshire Gift Card

Picture credit: Scotland’s Towns Partnership