Fraserburgh nets top regeneration title

THE Aberdeenshire town of Fraserburgh has been recognised at an awards ceremony showcasing regeneration initiatives across Scotland.

At the SURF Awards 2021 – held last night in Glasgow – the town took one of five category prizes: Most improved place.

Says an announcement from SURF, here, about the gathering of various local projects in the town, under the catch-all term, Regenerating Fraserburgh: “Through investment from the public and private sector and programmes of heritage and conservation reinstatement, the town is being lifted and renewed.”

The winners were chosen by a panel of 20 judges.

The other winners on the night were:

  • Housing and regenerationStep Up-Step Down at the Telford Centre (Fort Augustus, Highland). Situated in the grounds of a rural care home, the development has provided independent living solutions for the ageing population in Fort Augustus, whilst also freeing up general-need housing and care home places.
  • Creative regenerationRIG Arts (Greenock, Inverclyde). A socially-engaged arts charity who work with partners across Inverclyde and Renfrewshire to bring artists and communities together in a collaborative and creative way.
  • Community-led regenerationThe Furniture Project (Stranraer) Ltd (Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway). Set up by a group of local activists, the project provides affordable furniture to families on low-income whilst also reducing the amount of household items and white goods that go to landfill.
  • Supporting youth employability: Move On: Employability Fund (Glasgow). Move On provide disadvantaged young people with the opportunity to gain employment focused skills, qualifications and practical work experience at their FareShare Warehouse in Scotstoun.

Pictured: Fraserburgh winners, Picture credit: SURF

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