7th Annual Scottish Property Awards Brings Silverware to Ochiltree

High quality work to improve Scotland’s urban environment has been recognised at the 7th annual Scottish Property Awards with winners revealed at a sold-out event held in Edinburgh last week.

Ochiltree Hub missed out on the nominated award of Regeneration Project of the year to Red Tree Magenta of Rutherglen however th Hub was deemed to be an inspirational project by the judging panel and was awarded the Judges Award for Excellence.

Trustees Alex Baird and Tom McAllister attended the evening on behalf of Ochiltree Community Hub. Alex commented "Although disappointed to not come away with the Regeneration project award we are exceptionally proud and humbled to have been awarded the Award for Excellence. A huge thanks must go to the staff and volunteers and to those in the community that believe in the project and continue to support us."

Fiona Morton, Chair of the Judging Panel, commented;

“On behalf of the judging panel, I congratulate all the finalists and winners in this, the 7th annual Scottish Property Awards.  Judging in the awards is a huge privilege for everyone involved and I would like to express thanks to the judging panel for their valuable contribution in assessing the entries and in selecting this year’s winners.  I hope that all our worthy winners take further time acknowledge their colleagues and to celebrate their achievements.”

Chris Peace, Managing Director, Peace Recruitment commented;

“The Scottish Property Awards is by far the biggest celebration on the real estate calendar in Scotland. We are proud to have supported many of the companies involved with everything from headhunting a Chief Executive to securing a labourer for a day and everything in between. We are thrilled to support the awards for the fifth consecutive year and extend our congratulations to all of the finalists and winners.”


Tea Dance 24th February 2pm

Tea Dance

2pm-4pm

Tea, coffee and biscuits included


Community Cinema: 7th March Roger Rabbit 10.30AM

Community Cinema

Roger Rabbit

£3 includes Crisps/popcorn and juice

10.30am


Community Cinema Classics Collection: Casablanca 9th March 2pm

Cinema showing Casablanca

Monday 9th March 2pm

£4, includes tea and biscuits


St Patrick's Ceilidh 14th March 7pm

Live band and Licensed bar

Adults £5, Children £3

Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Hub.


Cash Bingo: 18th March 7.30pm

Cash Bingo

5 games and a flyer

7.30pm

£6

BYOB


Community Cinema: 28th March The Little Mermaid

Community Cinema

£3 includes crisps/popcorn and juice

10.30am


Tea Dance 30th March

Tea Dance 30th March

2pm-4pm

Music, tea and Biscuits

£4


New Job Opportunity!

A new job opportunity is available at the Hub.

Are you passionate about good service? Do you want to make a positive impact on people in the community?

Well look no further!

[email protected] is looking for a Cafe Supervisor to join us in early 2020.

The Community Hub is an award winning facility with [email protected] at the heart.

For more information, check out our vacancies page. Closing date is the 13th of January 2020.

https://www.ochiltreehub.com/vacancies/


The Hub Wins Award for Community Led Regeneration

Surf Scotland issued the below press release which confirms Ochiltree Community Hub as a winner in Community Led Regeneration Category.

 

 

The outcomes of the prestigious 2019 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration were announced tonight (05/12/19) at a celebratory presentation event in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel.

 

Representatives of the five category winning initiatives for 2019 were personally congratulated on their inspiring work by the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Communities, Aileen Campbell MSP.

 

The SURF Awards are delivered each year by SURF, a regeneration forum with over 300 cross-sector member organisations across Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government. The purpose is to highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of initiatives that address physical, social and economic challenges in communities across Scotland.

 

SURF’s panel of 20 independent judges are drawn from national regeneration bodies and community groups. They carefully assessed all of the varied SURF Awards nominations in five thematic categories, visiting 15 different shortlisted initiatives from Dumfries and Galloway to Inverness and Drumnadrochit, before selecting the following category winners:

 

Community Led Regeneration: Ochiltree Community Hub (East Ayrshire). The community aimed to save the community centre by taking it into community ownership and expanding its service provision.

 

Creative Regeneration: WHALE Arts (Wester Hailes, Edinburgh). The community led arts charity and social enterprise create the conditions for the community of Wester Hailes to work alongside artists and cultural practitioners to become agents for change.

 

Housing and Regeneration: Glenurquhart Care Project (Drumnadrochit, Highlands). Led by the GCP, the ambitious project developed suitable housing and facilities in Drumnadrochit that enables elderly people to remain in the community and be cared for locally.

 

Supporting Youth Employability: Achieving the Right Transferable Skills for Todays Job Market! (Dumfries and Galloway). Led by Dumfries and Galloway Council, the programme helps young people bridge the gap between education and employment, with a particular award focussing on careers in farming.

 

Scotland’s Most Improved Place: Calton Barras (Glasgow). Over the last ten years, Glasgow City Council, in consultation with local residents, traders and other stakeholders, have worked to respond to challenges of deprivation and poor urban connectivity and environment through a series of strategies and action plans.

 

The five winning projects all demonstrate the value of a long-term approach to regeneration, with dedicated partners working strategically and inclusively to develop comprehensive plans and deliver real and sustainable benefits for all.

 

The SURF Awards Presentation Dinner was attended by 290 guests from a wide range of public, private, and third sector organisations. The evening concluded with an after dinner speech from renowned Actor and Director David Hayman, who spoke about his humanitarian organisation, Spirit Aid, which he founded to support children whose lives have been devastated by war, poverty, disease or lack of education and opportunity.

 

Since 2003, the SURF Awards have been delivered by SURF in partnership with the Scottish Government. SURF is also grateful for additional support provided by Architecture & Design Scotland, Creative Scotland, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Skills Development Scotland towards the delivery of thematic categories.