Scheme for disabled people wins award

Scheme for disabled people wins award


Regeneration magazine




A Shetland-based project providing support and employment to adults with disabilities was this week named winner of the Scottish Dynamic Place award for 2004.


COPE Enterprises in Lerwick won the Supreme Award at the annual ceremony, which recognises Scotland’s leading design, innovation and regeneration talent. COPE has set up five spin-off firms, including a garden centre, a soap manufacturer and a tea room.


Graham McKee, senior director of operations at economic development agency Scottish Enterprise, which sponsored the award, said: ‘COPE Enterprises is a fantastic example of a project that has not only improved the life of its workforce, but has also made a substantial contribution to the local economy and is working to provide much needed support to people in Lerwick [who] are living with disabilities.’


COPE was one of 13 projects to receive an award at the ceremony. Glasgow’s Govan Gathering Light, a comnunity-organised event featuring floodlighting and artistic installations, won the Team of the Year award.


The Bute Recycling Centre in Rothesay won the Robert Grieve Award for Sustainability. The centre is built almost entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials.


Source: Regeneration magazine