About the SURF Awards

SURF’s annual awards process is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government. It 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:

  • To recognise and reward best practice and innovation in community regeneration;
  • To promote and disseminate best practice across Scotland as means of sharing knowledge and experience, and thereby enhancing future policy and practice;
  • To highlight the role that regeneration projects have in improving the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

The SURF Awards has been running since 1998. It provides an opportunity for regeneration projects of all sizes to demonstrate value to funders and partners, support team-building and develop a national profile. SURF Award winners also receive additional showcase opportunities through SURF activities throughout the following year.

The 2022 SURF Awards

Categories

  • Creative Regeneration
  • Housing and Regeneration
  • Community Led Regeneration
  • Supporting Youth Employability
  • Improving Scotland’s Places (previously Scotland’s Most Improved Place)

Timescale

At this time SURF plan to run the Awards process as per previous years, sticking to the dates listed below. Should physical visits not be possible SURF have alternative arrangements for this, and the Awards Dinner.

  • 9th June: Awards open for applications
  • 5th September: Application period closes at 5pm
  • Mid-Sept – Nov: Assessment, shortlisting and site visits by 20 independent judging panel experts. Please note that the judges will specify the day to an in-person visit to shortlisted projects, which will be between the 26th Sept – 27th Oct.
  • 8th Dec – Results announced at a celebratory Dinner in the Voco Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

Shortlist

Housing and Regeneration:

  • Tomintoul and Glenlivet Affordable Housing (Moray)
  • Taighean a’ Chaiseil (Isle of Skye)
  • 21 Main Street, Wigtown (Dumfries and Galloway)

Supporting Youth Employability:

  • “Kickstart” – Social Housing Creating Social Change (Dalry)
  • The Larder (West Lothian)
  • Elgin Youth Development Group (Moray)

Creative Regeneration:

  • Alchemy Film & Arts (Hawick)
  • Centrestage (Kilmarnock)
  • Findhorn Bay Arts (Forres)

Community Led Regeneration:

  • Montrose Playhouse Project (Angus)
  • The Dornoch Hub (Sutherland)
  • Bressay Development Ltd – Speldiburn (Shetland)

Improving Scotland’s Places:

  • Kirkintilloch (East Dunbartonshire)
  • Living Alloa (Clackmannanshire)
  • Laurieston (Glasgow)

If you have any queries please email Emma Scott, emma@surf.scot 

SURF Awards Dinner

The SURF Awards Dinner will be held on the 8th December in the Voco Grand Central, Glasgow.

2022 SURF Awards Presentation Dinner Agenda

Places at the SURF Award Dinner cost £80 and a full table of 10 is £720. If you would like to book a place please complete the booking form below or contact emma@surf.scot

2022 SURF Awards Presentation Dinner Booking Form

Previous SURF Awards

A full summary of the 2021 SURF Awards outcomes is available here.

A full summary of the 2020 SURF Awards outcomes is available here.

A full summary of the 2019 SURF Awards outcomes is available here.

A full summary of the 2018 SURF Awards outcomes is available here.

A full summary of the 2017 SURF Awards outcomes is available here.

A full summary of the 2016 SURF Awards outcomes is available here.

A full summary of the 2015 SURF Awards outcomes is available here.

A full summary of the 2014 SURF Awards outcomes is available here.

Information on all recent annual SURF Awards iterations can be accessed on this webpage.

Creative Scotland
Glasgow City Council
Historic Environment Scotland
Museums Galleries Scotland
Scottish Enterprise
Scottish Government
Scottish Had
Skills Development Scotland
Wheatley Group