Following on from the SURF Award celebratory dinner shortlisted Award projects are invited to take part in a series of Shared Learning workshops  in the Spring.  The purpose of these events is to allow the projects to share experiences, both positive and negative, with the wider SURF network. This allows for discussion on aspects of learning and also how that fits into wider policy.

2018 SURF Awards Shared Learning Workshops

SURF Award Shared Learning Event Summary Report

A summary report of the presentations and subsequent discussion from all three Shared Learning Workshops.

2019 Workshop Summary Report

Best practice approaches to place-based regeneration – 2nd May

This workshop brought all three winners from the Community Led, Housing and Scotland’s Most Improved Place categories; with additional input from the Scottish Government, Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Best practice approaches to place-based regeneration Workshop Programme

Attendee List

Presentations

Westray Development Trust

Chapelpark

Papay Community Coop

Place Principle – Scottish Government

Scotland’s Towns Partnership

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Overcoming barriers to employability facing Scotland’s young people – 15th May

This workshop brought all three projects shortlisted in the Youth Employability category together; with additional input from Skills Development Scotland.

Overcoming barriers to employability facing Scotland’s young people Workshop Programme

Attendee List

Presentations

Key points from the presentation by the Pathfinder Programme

Kingdom Works

Pathway to Success

Skills Development Scotland

Developing the Young Workforce

The importance of culture and creative arts in community regeneration – 30th May

This workshop brought all three projects shortlisted in the Creative Regeneration category together; with additional input from Creative Scotland, Arts and Business Scotland and the Paisley Partnership.

The importance of culture and creative arts in community regeneration Workshop Programme

Attendee List

Presentations

Findhorn Bay Arts

WHALE Arts

Arts and Business Scotland

Renfrewshire Council

Previous Years

2017 SURF Awards Shared Learning Workshops

SURF Award Shared Learning Summary Report

A combined summary report of the main points and discussions from all three Shared Learning Workshops.

Workshop Summary Report

New approaches towards tackling barriers to employability – 3rd May

This workshop brought all three projects shortlisted in the Youth Employability category together along with the winner of the Community Led Award; with additional input from Skills Development Scotland.

Like many of our community projects things aren’t always as they first seem – the reality of regeneration

New approaches towards tackling barriers to employability Workshop Programme

Attendee List

Presentations

LinkLiving Presentation

LinkLiving Film – Becky

Dundee International Women’s Centre Presentation

Creative Pathways Presentation

Skills Development Scotland Presentation

The role of creative arts in regeneration – 17th May

This workshop featured presentations from all three projects shortlisted in the Creative Regeneration category. Additional input came from Creative Scotland and the Cultural Enterprise Office.

The role of creative arts in regeneration Workshop Programme

Attendee List

Presentations

RIG Arts Presentation

Cateran’s Common Wealth Presentation

Alchemy Presentation

Creative Scotland PresentationCultural Enterprise Office Presentation

Successful approaches to regenerating Scotland’s places – 31st May

This workshop featured presentations from the Most Improved Place winner Irvine in North Ayrshire and also the Housing winner Ulva Ferry Housing Project in Mull. Additional input came from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Government and Scotland’s Towns Partnership.

Successful approaches to regenerating Scotland’s Places Workshop Programme

Attendee List

Presentations

Irvine Presentation

Ulva Ferry Housing Project Presentation

Scottish Government Presentation

Scotland’s Towns Partnership Presentation

HIE Presentation

2016 SURF Awards Shared Learning Workshops

Workshop Summary Report

A combined summary report of learning from all three workshops.

SURF Awards Workshops Report

New approaches towards tackling youth employability challenges – 4th May

This workshop brought all three projects shortlisted in the Youth Employability category together along with input from Skills Development Scotland and the Third Sector Employability Forum.

Youth Employability Workshop Programme

Attendance List

The ‘leaf sheep’, a sea slug capable of generating its own energy via photosyenthisis, was the ‘face’ of the 2016 SURF Awards

Presentations

Street League

Stepping Up

Skills Development Scotland

Third Sector Employability Forum

Reversing economic decline in Scotland’s towns – 18th May

This workshop featured presentations from the Most Improved Town winner Lochgelly in Fife and also the Community Led winner Tomintoul and Glenlivet Regeneration Project. Additional input came from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Government and Scotland’s Towns Partnership.

Towns Workshop Programme

Attendance List

Presentations

Lochgelly

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Regeneration

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Scottish Government

Scotland’s Towns Partnership

Promoting creative arts in community regeneration – 1st June

This workshop featured presentations from all three projects shortlisted in the Creative Regeneration category. Additional input came from Creative Scotland and Paisley 2021.

Creative Workshop Programme

Attendance List

Presentations

The Stove Network

HippFest

Made in Easterhouse (Platform)

Creative Scotland

Paisley 2021

Aberdeen City Council
Creative Scotland
Dundee Partnership
Glasgow City Council
GQ
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Museums Galleries Scotland
Scottish Enterprise
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Scottish Gad
Scottish Government
Skills Development Scotland
Wheatley Group