Planning and Architecture

Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2024

March 14, 2024 by No Comments | Category Architecture, Place Standard, Planning

Minister Joe Fitzpatrick MSP pictured with award winners. Photographed by Iain McLean Photography

Photographed by Iain McLean Photography

The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2024, supported by the Scottish Government, celebrate community-led built environment projects that have transformed their locality. The winning and commended entries were announced at a ceremony at The Trades Hall, Glasgow on 13th March.

The winner of the My Place Awards 2024 Community-led Project category is The Corner, Darvel in East Ayrshire.

Local volunteers have converted the formerly abandoned site of the Darvel Industrial Cooperative Society (DART) into a new gathering place for the community. Since its opening, The Corner has become a popular venue for regular events and markets, as well as a place for people to gather and chat.

Joe FitzPatrick MSP, Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning, said:

“The shortlisted projects for the My Place Awards 2024 share a commitment to collaboration, inclusivity and empowering local people. It is fantastic to see examples of community-led regeneration from across the country. Everyone involved should be proud of their achievements.

The Corner is an exciting project and worthy winner – transforming an abandoned site in Darvel and giving it renewed purpose as a community gathering space. A huge amount of work by a dedicated group of volunteers has ensured it will be a valuable local asset for all to enjoy and an inspiration to other projects.”

Full details on the 2024 My Place Award entries, and short films about the winning and shortlisted projects can be found at

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