Shortlist announced: Scotland Loves Local Awards

A CHARITY seeking to make the Scottish Borders town of Galashiels a more vibrant, welcoming and confident community has been shortlisted in an awards competition, recognising locally-based initiatives.

Energise Galashiels has been shortlisted in the Digital Town category of the Scotland Loves Local Awards, being run by Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP). It is up against South Lanarkshire Council (Bothwell, Strathaven, Stonehouse and Douglas) and Scottish Tech Army, East Lothian, when the winners are announced at STP’s annual conference on the 16th of next month.

Says STP, here: “Individuals, businesses and community organisations from across the country are in the running for the accolades after being nominated by people who have seen and felt the positive impact of their work.”

The full shortlist reads, as follows:

Climate and Net Zero Town

Linlithgow Community Development Trust (Linlith – Go-Solar)

The Furniture Project, Stranraer

Visit Inverness Loch Ness TBID

Creative Town

Aberdeen Inspired, Nuart Festival

Montrose Playhouse Project

The Wasps Trust, Inverness

Digital Town

Energise Galashiels Trust

South Lanarkshire Council (Bothwell, Strathaven, Stonehouse and Douglas)

Scottish Tech Army, East Lothian

Enterprising Communities

CentreStage (Ayrshire Arts Academy)

The Guild Dumfries

Cambuslang BankHUB 

Streets and Spaces

Argyll and Bute Council (Lochgilphead Front Green and Argyll Street Improvement Project)

The Corner Project, Darvel

Dundee City Council and UNESCO City of Design Dundee (Union Street project)

Town Centre Living

Argyll and Bute Council (Campbeltow)

Clackmannanshire Council (Primrose Street, Alloa)

South of Scotland Community Housing (Wigtown former Bank of Scotland redevelopment)

Details of those shortlisted for the High Street Hero accolade will be announced on the day of the conference.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland