Calor Scottish Community of the Year Awards 2002
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Winners of the IT categories of the
Calor Scottish Community of the Year Awards 2002

See Press release of November 19th 2002 below.

IT Active
Winner Edderton Community Council
Highly Commended Maybole Community Council
Commended Annan Community Council
  Bo'ness Community Council
  Culter Community Council
  Girvan Community Council
  Helmsdale Community Council
  Newtonmore & Vicinity Community Council
  St Abbs Community Council
  Tain Community Council

Awards ceremony at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. Gavin Tomlinson, David Kiltie, Jim McDermott and Magnus Magnusson. Click on the image for a larger photo.Maybole Community Council has been Highly Commended in the Calor Scottish Community Website of  the Year Awards for its website.

The Ayrshire community was presented with its award by Magnus Magnusson at a ceremony in Edinburgh  today (Tuesday, November 19, 2002), after beating off stiff opposition from throughout the country.

"Maybole's site is an excellent example of a community utilising the Internet to communicate both locally  and to anyone interested in the town regardless of their location," commented Gavin Tomlinson, Calor  Scotland Communications Manager. "The site successfully combines a vast range of information with  simple, intuitive navigation.

"It provides more than 1000 pages of information on local issues, people, events, amenities, attractions,  businesses, clubs and services, along with descriptions of the town and its history.

"The richness of the content on the Maybole site is exceptional. Anyone in the community who has access  to a computer can find out just about anything about what is happening in the town today and what has  happened in the past. It is a real credit to the Community Council and resource everyone with an interest  in the community should use."

The Calor Scottish Community of the Year Awards - which are organised by Calor Scotland inc conjunction with the Association of Scottish Community Councils (ASCC) and supported by SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency), were launched in 1998 and over the past five years have attracted hundreds of entries from throughout Scotland. The Community Enhancement Through IT section of the awards was introduced last year in recognition of the fact that many communities in Scotland are now using the Internet to help prevent isolation, engender community spirit, enhance communication and promote themselves to a worldwide audience.

November 19, 2002

Contact: David Kiltie, Maybole Community Council Tel 01655 882644


For further information: Jan DuncanThe PR PartnershipTel 01224 588900 Mob 07736376979 e-mail:






IT was a great day for Maybole when the town was named runner-up in a national website competition. Community council chairman David Kiltie and treasurer Jim McDermott collected a cheque for £250 and a framed certificate to mark the achievement. The presentations were made in Edinburgh by veteran TV star Magnus Magnusson, who also handed over a signed copy of his recent book Scotland — the story of a nation. David Kiltie commented: “Jim and I had an excellent day out. “We enjoyed an excellent lunch in the Balmoral Hotel, Princes Street, prior to the awards ceremony. “And we were naturally delighted that was highly commended — effectively making it runner-up for the Calor Scottish Community Website of the Year Award.” But David admitted: “We couldn’t understand what was happening when Edderton (a small Dornoch Firth town) was named as the winner . . . we didn’t even know they were competing against us! “We had been told only about our South of Scotland opponents — Girvan, St Abbs and Annan, who were all commended by  the judges. “But there were six more towns we didn’t even know were in the final!” However, Maybole was ultimately named second best of the 10 finalists, and David paid tribute to web master Rich Pettit of Clearwater, Florida, USA, who traces his roots to Carrick’s capital. He also thanked everyone who has contributed photographs, articles and memories to the wonderful website. Calor Scotland communications manager Gavin Tomlinson enthused: “The richness of the content on the Maybole site is exceptional. [From the Ayrshire Post 11-29-2002]