Voting is now closed for the FutureTown Design Competition 2016! 

The Fort William Town Team were named the winners of the 2016 FutureTown Design competition, following a public vote. Congratulations to them! 

The group envisioned a number of ways to encourage marine tourism in the area, including the cosntruction of semi-circular balconies over Loch Linnhe, and a new sheltered performance space in the town centre.

We thank all those who took the time to send us an entry, and would like to congratulate you all on the creativity and thought put into how a design proposal could improve your town. 

View Scotsman article announcing the competition winner

View Scotsman coverage of FutureTown Design competition shortlist

Please click on the links below to view the eight shortlisted entries. Voting took place in Scotland's Towns Week 7 - 13 November, and the winner will be announced shortly. 

View complete shortlist


FutureTown Design Competition 2016 Shortlist 


1: Ayr - Pop-Up Arts Centre



2: Cupar - Inner Court



3: Denny - Community Crossroads



4: Dumfries - Midsteeple Quarter



5: Edinburgh City Centre - Painting Bins



6: Edinburgh Gorgie - A Re-imagined Gorgie



7: Edinburgh Leith Walk - Mindset on Approaching Fractions of the City



8: Fort William - Fort William Waterfront





On 17th May 2016, with support from William Lippe Architects and Malcolm Fraser, STP asked the towns network to get creative and sketch or photograph their ideas for one space on the high street - it should be innovative and creative yet practical and should look to provide genuine potential for development within town centres in the future. Whether a unique bin design or different use for public or vacant space…be creative!

The FutureTown Design Competition, part of Scotland’s Towns Week, is aimed at stimulating conversations and provoking ideas and new approaches to highlight what a possible future town could look like. We all used to live in town centres, why can't we live there again ? How can town centres stimulate low carbon and sustainable living; encourage digital and enterprise promoted tourism; culture, health and well-being; deliver connectivity and economic growth and ultimately become places of opportunity and choice for all?



STP AGM, Towns Tea Party and FutureTown Design Competition Launch

 FutureTown Design Competition 2015 winners, William Lippe Architects Ltd developed the winning design for Inverurie's Town Centre. The design looked to restore and improve the connection between Inverurie’s iconic Town Hall and Memorial Garden by recreating its original Town Square between the two. A place to relax, reflect, enjoy the hustle and bustle of Inverurie’s busy, thriving Town Centre. A safe flexible space to use for Inverurie events and markets.

FutureTown Design Competition Winning Design

Thank you to all who entered STP's first FutureTown Design Competition and for the quality and creativity of each design. 

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