The Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative (SSCI) has led to 11 projects being recognised as having potential to demonstrate the creation of sustainable communities.
The SSCI was launched in June 2008 to encourage the creation of places, designed and built to last, where a high quality of life can be achieved. Local authorities, landowners, the development industry and others were invited to submit proposals which demonstrated ambition in addressing a number of principles, leading to the design and delivery of sustainable communities, bringing about real change. The Initiative is about creating places which go beyond single tenure housing estates, which are ambitious and inspiring. It is also about raising standards and developing skills in design, architecture and sustainable construction. It is about taking a long-term view and ultimately it is concerned with outcomes and delivering new development.
The 11 Projects awarded SSCI recognition:
- An Camas Mor, Aviemore,Rothiemurchus Estate.
- Craigmillar, Edinburgh, PARC Craigmillar.
- Grandhome & Whitestripes, Aberdeen.
- The Grandhome Trust. Knockroon, Cumnock.
- The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment. Ladyfield, Dumfries. The Crichton Trust.
- Lochgelly, Fife. Fife Council.
- Maryhill Locks, Glasgow. Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership.
- Raploch, Stirling. Raploch URC.
- Speirs Locks, Glasgow. Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership.
- Tornagrain, near Inverness. Moray Estates.
- Whitecross, Linlithgow. Morston Assets Ltd.
The exemplar projects were revealed at the opening of an exhibition about the Initiative and the 11 demonstration projects at The Lighthouse, Glasgow on the 20th of May. The exhibition, hosted jointly by the Scottish Government and Sust. Sustainability in Architecture. The exhibition runs until the 12th of June 2009.