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January 13, 2016

We all need My Place

Why don’t we place more value on good quality, thoughtfully designed public space in this country? The obvious pleasure it gives to those who pass through or live with such places should make it a no-brainer.  Spaces like North Edinburgh Grows, last year’s winner of Scottish Civic Trust’s My Place Awards.  These awards promote and celebrate high quality local design in the hope that it becomes the norm for every community across Scotland. My Place is for local people to nominate local projects they think are the epitome of good design and local conservation.


Scottish Civic Trust

2016 My Place Awards

The closing date for nomination is 31 January 2016. Nominations can be made by community groups including:

•civic societies and other local groups affiliated to the Scottish Civic Trust*

•community councils

•development trusts

• local history societies

• community arts groups

• other community-based voluntary groups

Step One : Read the Rules and Guidelines Document


Step Two: Download the offline forms for support use only Project nominations  Civic Champion nominations


Step Three : Complete and send online entry form(s)  Project Entry Form  Civic Champion Entry Form


Please download the Rules and Guidelines document here. Entries for both projects and people must be submitted online.

PROJECTS. Nominations for projects will be considered of:

• New buildings

• Historic buildings that have been reused or refurbished

• Designed public realm schemes such as streetworks, parks etc.

PEOPLE: Scottish Civic Trust My Place Civic Champion Award 2016

The Awards acknowledge and award an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to:

• The heritage sector either generally or in a specific area

• Their local community

• The civic movement in Scotland