The 2020 Virtual SURF Awards Presentation Dinner

One of the top events in Scotland’s regeneration calendar

Thursday 18th February 2021, Live from 7pm

Streaming live via Vimeo

SURF and the Scottish Government have teamed up again to deliver the prestigious SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration for 2020. These are presented each year to projects that are judged by a panel of independent regeneration experts to be performing outstanding regeneration work in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities. This year the Awards had a particular focus on celebrating the efforts of projects in responding to the challenges and impacts of Covid-19.

The awards process concludes with a celebratory dinner event, at which the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government will reveal the 2020 SURF Award category winners. As public gatherings look uncertain for the foreseeable future this year the dinner, for the first time, will be streamed live from Glasgow via Vimeo, with projects and partners joining the hosts virtually.

We are delighted to announce that our After Dinner Speaker this year will be Award-Winning Author, Journalist and Playwright Kirstin Innes.

The SURF Awards have additional category support from; Architecture & Design Scotland, Creative Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scotland’s Towns Partnership, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and Skills Development Scotland.

The format of the event is as follows:

19.00   Welcome from SURF Chair Kate Wimpress

19.10   Presentation of awards by Aileen Campbell, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government

20.20   After dinner speaker: Kirstin Innes, Award Winning Author, Journalist and Playwright

20.30   Closing remarks by SURF Chair

You can view the fantastic shortlist for this year’s Awards at


This year the event will be FREE to attend. To secure your place please complete the short booking form below to receive your Vimeo link. If you have any queries please contact Emma Scott on 

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