We are delighted that Campbeltown has won this award. There has been significant regeneration work going on in the town along with many new businesses opening. A very well deserved award that recognises the hard work of so many individuals and organisations, well done to everyone involved.
SURF is Scotland’s Regeneration Forum. Its overall objective is to improve the well-being of residents in Scotland’s disadvantaged communities.
Scotland’s Most Improved Place: Campbeltown Town Centre (Argyll and Bute). A combination of community-led regeneration and a multimillion pound renovation project have produced a thriving town centre, and Campbeltown is becoming an increasingly attractive place to live, work and invest.
The SURF Awards are delivered each year by SURF, a regeneration forum with over 300 cross-sector member organisations across Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government. The purpose is to highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of initiatives that address physical, social and economic challenges in communities across Scotland. Given the impacts of the pandemic, the Awards had a particular focus in 2020 on celebrating organisations and communities who had continued to deliver projects and services throughout a year like no other.
The five winning projects all demonstrate the value of a long-term approach to regeneration, with dedicated partners working strategically and inclusively to develop comprehensive plans and deliver real and sustainable benefits for all.
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