2021 SURF Awards Winners

Representatives of the five category winning initiatives for 2021 were personally congratulated on their inspiring work by the Scottish Government’s Head of Regeneration, David Cowan.



  • Housing and Regeneration: Step Up-Step Down at the Telford Centre (Fort Augustus, Highland). Situated in the grounds of a rural care home, the development has provided independent living solutions for the ageing population in Fort Augustus, whilst also freeing up general need housing and care home places.
  • Creative Regeneration: RIG Arts (Greenock, Inverclyde). A socially engaged arts charity who work with partners across Inverclyde and Renfrewshire to bring artists and communities together in a collaborative and creative way.
  • Community Led Regeneration: The Furniture Project (Stranraer) Ltd (Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway). Set up by a group of local activists the project provides affordable furniture to families on low income whilst also reducing the amount of household items and white goods that go to landfill.
  • Supporting Youth Employability: Move On: Employability Fund (Glasgow). Move On provide disadvantaged young people with the opportunity to gain employment focused skills, qualifications and practical work experience at their FareShare Warehouse in Scotstoun.
  • Scotland’s Most Improved Place: Regenerating Fraserburgh (Aberdeenshire). Through investment from the public and private sector and programmes of heritage and conservation reinstatement, the town is being lifted and renewed.




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