The search is on again to find Scotland's best new civic project
as well as a Civic Champion for 2012.
The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards scheme is
unique in Scotland as it is a national celebration of good local
design and conservation as nominated and evaluated by local
people. It is not an industry award. In 2012 a Scottish
Civic Trust My Place Award will recognise a project that has had a
positive impact in a local neighbourhood and has delivered positive
benefits to that community. Also, a Scottish Civic Trust
My Place Civic Champion Award will be presented to a person
who has made an outstanding contribution to their local
Local civic trusts and groups affiliated to the Scottish Civic
Trust, and, for the first time, all Community Councils, can
nominate projects and people for the My Place
Awards. In 2012 a Scottish Civic Trust My Place
Award will recognise a project that has had a positive impact
in a local neighbourhood and has delivered positive benefits to
that community. Also, a Scottish Civic Trust My Place
Civic Champion Award will be presented to a person who has
made an outstanding contribution to their local heritage.
Nominations for the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Award 2012
must be submitted online at www.myplaceawards.org.uk.
Nominations for both categories will be published on the Scottish
Civic Trust My Place Awards website and a judging panel of industry
experts will assess all the entries and decide on winners for 2012.
Winners will be presented at a special ceremony in March 2012.
Launching the 2012 awards at the Scottish Civic Trust annual
conference on 27 October, Ray Entwistle, Chairman of the Scottish
Civic Trust said:
"The My Place Awards go from strength to strength. This
is one of the few national award schemes where buildings and people
are nominated by local communities and where recognition is given
to the best example of civic architecture. The Scottish Civic
Trust welcomes nominations from civic trusts and community councils
across Scotland for this important award."
Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop said:
"I am pleased to continue the Government's support for the
Scottish Civic Trust's My Place Awards. The Awards have a very
special value because they recognise places of high quality that
are important to people's lives. Good design plays a major role in
supporting vibrant and healthy economic communities and also
reflects Scotland's creativity, innovation and sense of cultural
Christine McNally, National Development Officer, of the
Association of Scottish Community Councils (ASCC) said:
"ASCC is pleased to support the Scottish Civic Trust 'My Place
Award'. Scottish communities through their community councils
are key partners in the support, and protection of community
heritage. Community councils are well placed to inform
community opinion and we hope that community councils shall embrace
this invite and nominate projects which are beneficial in not only
protecting local heritage but also in strengthening
The 2012 Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards were launched at
the Heritage + Development = ? conference on Thursday 27
October 2011, at The Lighthouse, Glasgow.
The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards are supported by the
For further information contact John Pelan at the Scottish Civic
Trust on 0141 221 1466 email email@example.com