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CIH Scotland Excellence Award winners announced

SFHA members and former CEO named amongst winners.

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The winners of Scotland’s annual awards for excellence in housing were announced on Friday 27 October at a ceremony at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

A total of 13 award category winners were announced alongside a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to former SFHA Chief Executive Mary Taylor in recognition of her services to Scotland’s housing sector.

Ardenglen Housing Association was named Housing Team of the Year for its work on its campaign ‘Standing up for Safe Communities – Dealing with Extreme Violence’.

The Excellence in Development for Affordable Housing Award went to Lovell and Places for People for Harvesters Way in Wester Hailes. Berwickshire Housing Association was presented with the Margaret Blackwood Award for Excellence in Housing Innovation for its work with Community Energy Scotland on the ‘Fisherman Three’ Community Wind Farm.

The Excellence in Scrutiny Award went to Trust Housing Association, while Maryhill Housing Association scooped the Excellence in Skills Development Award, and River Clyde Homes was named winner of the Excellence in Health and Wellbeing Award.

Individual awards also went to Michael Melton of Scottish Borders Housing Association, who was presented with the Bob Allan Young Achiever in Housing Excellence Award, to Lynn Reid of Elderpark Housing Association who won the Margaret Vass Award for Excellence in Frontline Housing and to Morgan Anderson of Kingdom Housing Association who was named Apprentice of the Year.

CIH Scotland Executive Director Annie Mauger said:

“It is wonderful to be able to celebrate such an impressive standard of excellence across so many varied categories of housing practice at this year’s CIH Scotland Excellence Awards – both in terms of the overall winners and also all those shortlisted for an award.

“CIH Scotland is committed to ensuring that the hard work and dedication of thousands of frontline housing professionals are properly recognised and celebrated. These annual awards offer an ideal opportunity to do that while providing a great source of inspiration and pride for everyone working in housing in Scotland.”