Wemyss Bay web site wins national recognition!
Wednesday, November 26, 2003.
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The Wemyss Bay web site has received a commendation in the Calor Scottish Community of the Year Awards 2003 for its internet activity.
The Minister for Communities, Margaret Curran MSP, announced the success at a ceremony in Edinburgh yesterday at The Hub at Castlehill (Thursday November 25).
Gavin Tomlinson, Communications Manager for Calor Scotland, commented, "This is an excellent example of the important role the internet can play in a community. In particular, the judges noted the successful campaign to bring broadband to the area, and the website itself being clearly divided into six distinct areas."
"A particularly effective news section which can be contributed to by anyone in the local community also contains a comprehensive range of community information."
Brian Purdie from Inverclyde Council also attended the awards and offered his congratulations. Thanks must also go to all those who have contributed to the web site over the last three years.
The awards were launched in 1998 by former First Minister Henry McLeish MSP in his capacity at that time of Local Government Minister. The event is sponsored by Calor Scotland and organised by the ASCC (Association of Scottish Community Councils). It is supported by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Business in the Community (SBC) and The Robert Gordon University (RGU).
The overall winner of the Community of the Year award was Isle of Arran Community Council, who were winners of the Environment category, highly commended in the Older People and Young People categories, and commended in the Business and Community Life categories.
Press release of Wemyss Bay's award
Read more about the awards
Award presentation with Gavin Tomlinson (Calor Scotland), Ian & Stephen Renton (Custom Software Systems), Margaret Curran (MSP)