Rockfield wins parliament award
THE Scottish Rural Parliament has announced that the Rockfield Centre in Oban is the winner of the Rural Innovators Award 2015-16 for land.
Oban Communities Trust completed the community purchase of the building in less than a year and intends to breathe 21st century life into the B-listed Victorian building.
National co- ordinator of the Scottish Rural Parliament, Emma Cooper, said: ‘The Rockfield Centre is a fantastic project and a great example of rural innovation in the land field.
‘This project received almost 50 per cent of votes in the public poll and has therefore won an all- expenses paid place to attend the Scottish Rural Parliament 2016 to showcase their project to delegates whom we are sure will be extremely interested in this exciting enterprise.’
Gordon McNab, chairman of Oban Communities Trust, said: ‘ We are so delighted to have won this award which gives us
This award shows the public is wholeheartedly behind the plans
national recognition at a very early stage.
‘This is indeed a hugely innovative project driven for and by the community and gaining this award shows the public are wholeheartedly behind the plans for the Rockfield centre.’
INNOVATORS: Gordon McNab (second from left) is delighted with the award