Designing Communities: 19 projects to receive funding from Scottish Government

News story posted: 11/01/2018

Designing a city on a tablet As part of Scottish Government’s Making Places Initiative, 19 projects will receive funding to bring people together to agree priorities for their area and shape future planning and design.


The funding will support events that bring local people together with design professionals to identify how their places and communities can be improved. The successful projects share a total of £311,890.


The Making Places Initiative expands on the success of the Scottish Government’s Charrette programme, offering end to end support for community capacity building, design events and project delivery. For more information about Making Places, please visit: https://beta.gov.scot/publications/making-places-initiative-2017-2018-prospectus-form/


Projects that were successful in receiving funding include:


Kirriemuir £10,000 Proposed by Kirriemuir Community Council

Develop an architectural plan for the Gairie Works site, a key priority identified in the Kirriemuir Charrette funded by Angus Council.


Falkland £25,175 Proposed by Falkland & Newton of Falkland Community Council

Charrette to develop a vision and design statement for Falkland and its immediate environs which will combine spatial, social and economic strategies and solutions.


Pollokshields: Mark Makers, £12,000 Proposed by The Pollokshields Trust

Develop plans for the creation of the ‘East Pollokshields Urban Common’ on the site of a derelict bowling green.

Pollokshields Trust is a community anchor organisation established following the MakeYourMark charrette, organised by Pollokshields Community Council. A case study on the community council and their charrette can be found here: http://www.communitycouncils.scot/showcase-pollokshields-community-council.html

More information, including a full list of the successful projects, can be found here: https://news.gov.scot/news/designing-communities-1

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