Highlands and Islands projects aim for success at SURF Awards 2014

Fingers will be crossed across the Highlands and Islands next Tuesday night as three projects from the region wait for the winners to be announced at the SURF Awards 2014.

Fingers will be crossed across the Highlands and Islands next Tuesday night as three projects from the region wait for the winners to be announced at the SURF Awards 2014.

The category winners will be announced by Derek Mackay MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Transport and the Islands, at the SURF Awards Presentation Dinner event on Tuesday 2 December at Glasgow’s Radisson Hotel.

The three finalists from the Highlands and Islands are:


SURF’s annual awards process, delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government, is open to all community regeneration projects in Scotland that are currently in place or that have been completed within two years of the closing date.

The purpose of the SURF Awards is:


Winning projects receive additional showcase opportunities through SURF activities in the following year, as well as free consultancy support services to help them build further on their success.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) aims to see every community across the region reach its full potential. For 50 years we have been nurturing the development of dynamic sustainable communities. We work alongside local groups and organisations making a real impact on people's quality of life.

Rachael McCormack, Director of Strengthening Communities at HIE, commented: “Our communities have a strong record at the SURF Awards each year, reflecting their hard work, dedication and resolve which is recognised at a national level. These shortlisted projects have each made a significant difference to their local communities, bringing people together, building resilience and revitalising local assets. We wish all of the shortlisted groups all the best on the night.”

The SURF Awards are open to any project or initiative, taking place in Scotland, which is currently in place or which has been completed within two years of the closing date for entries. Nominations for 2014 were assessed by a panel of 21 independent judges, who are drawn from national regeneration-related organisations and community groups.

The 2014 SURF Awards are delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government, with additional support from Skills Development Scotland, Creative Scotland, Architecture + Design Scotland and PAS.
 

 

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