Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice & Communities Alex Neil revealed the winners of the 2015 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration at a celebratory presentation event in Glasgow yesterday evening.

After assessing 54 SURF Awards applications and visiting 16 shortlisted projects, the independent judging panel selected six category winners:

• Scotland's Most Improved Large Town: Kilmarnock
• Scotland's Most Improved Small/Medium Town: Barrhead
• Large Scale Infrastructure: Ullapool Harbour Enhancement
• Employability: Wheatley Pledge
• Creative Regeneration: Laurieston's 'Open Spaces'
• Community Led Regeneration: Helmsdale Affordable Housing Initiative

SURF Chair Pippa Coutts congratulated all the winners for their success in aligning place-based improvements with meaningful social & economic impacts.

A special SURF Awards publication with in-depth information on all winning and shortlisted projects is now available on the SURF website.

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