Each year, SURF and the Scottish Government work in partnership to identify and celebrate examples of success and innovation in the annual SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration.

SURF Awards 2013 logoIn this event series, we will be looking at the initiatives highlighted in the 2013 SURF Awards in more depth and asking:

  • What was the motivation behind their development?
  • What barriers did they face, and how were they negotiated?
  • What transferable lessons can they offer to regeneration initiatives in other contexts and geographies?

The study visits and workshops are listed below. The free half day events comprise a mixture of presentations from project managers and volunteers, open discussion sessions, guest speakers, networking lunches and facility tours.

Study Visit: The Portal, Govan
Winner of the 2013 SURF Award for ‘Creative Regeneration’
Thu 1 May, Glasgow (10am to 1pm)

Study Visit: North East Sensory Services
Highlighted in the 2013 SURF Awards ‘Support to Work’ category
Thu 7 May, Aberdeen (10am to 1pm)

Study Visit: Carishea Employability Mentoring Programme
Highlighted in the 2013 SURF Awards ‘Support to Work’ category
Tue 20 May, Greenock (10am to 1pm)

Workshop: Town Centre Regeneration
Featuring the Stromness THI, winner of the 2013 SURF Award for ‘Town Centre Regeneration’
Tue 27 May, Edinburgh (10am to 1pm)

Study Visit: Project SEARCH Scotland
Winner of the 2013 SURF Awards ‘Support to Work’ category
Wed 28 May, Glasgow (10am to 1pm)

All events are free to attend and non-members of SURF are welcome. Please click on the event titles for further information and details of how to book.