SURF Awards 2014 announced

The winning projects for the 2014 SURF Awards were announced by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, in a celebraSURF Awards logotory presentation event on 2 December in Glasgow.

The winners of the 2014 SURF Award for Best Practice in Community-led Regeneration, for which SCDC's David Allan was on the judging panel, was Horshader Community Growing Project in Shawbost, Lewis. The group uses community ­grown fruit and vegetables as a basis for alleviating social and economic challenges in three rural and remote island settlements.  It was commended on its community involvement, focus on poverty and health and partnership between residents, staf, volunteers and agencies.

The other categories and winners were

  • Preparing for Employment: WorkingRite Pioneers (Edinburgh)
  • Town Centre Regeneration: Glengate Hall (Kirriemuir, Angus)
  • Creative Regeneration: North Edinburgh Grows
  • Infrastructure and Social Benefits: Every1's Garden (Dundee).

Read the award report here.

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