Ulva Ferry homes project on rural awards shortlist
THE ULVA Ferry housing project on Mull is one of three projects shortlisted for a Rural Innovators Award 2015-16.
Housing project manager at Ulva, Helen MacDonald, said: ‘ We are delighted to be nominated for this award, which recognises all the hard work of the Ulva Ferry community in making affordable, community- owned housing a reality in this remote area. The innovative houses will be the first passive house designed buildings on the island and will be the catalyst to ensuring the long-term sustainability of Ulva Ferry.’
The Rural Innovators Awards are run by the Scottish Rural Parliament and seek to recognise and showcase some of the most innovative and effective ways in which rural challenges can be addressed.
The awards will go to projects, individuals or organisations which are improving life in rural communities by tackling one of the priority challenges.
There are 12 categories including; communication, land, community council, young people and transport.
Scottish Rural Parliament national co- ordinator Emma Cooper said: ‘Some incredible projects were nominated for the awards in this category and we would encourage people to vote for the one they find most innovative and inspirational.’
The winner of each category will receive a paid-for place at the second Scottish Rural Parliament event next year and will be given the opportunity to present their project to the participants.