November 2014: SURF Award for Best Practice in Community Regeneration

Community Growing Project was awarded the prestigious 2014 SURF Award for Best Practice in Community Led Regeneration at a celebratory presentation event on the 2nd December 2014 at Glasgow’s Radisson Hotel. The project was praised for its inspiring work by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs. The SURF Awards are delivered each year by SURF, an independent network of regeneration organisations, in partnership with the Scottish Government. The purpose is to highlight, celebrate and share excellence and innovation in initiatives designed to address social and economic challenges in communities across Scotland. David Wright, Chairman of Horshader Community Development said, “We are overjoyed at winning this prestigious award and are pleased that the judges recognised the quality and potential benefits of this project. We would like to thank everyone who has worked with us to make this the success it is.”

November 2012: Herald Society Award for Community Project of the Year

Horshader Community Development was awarded winner in the Community Project of the Year category of the Herald Society Awards 2012. The ceremony was held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow on the evening of 2nd November 2012. This prestigious award recognises projects that put control into the hands of those within their own communities, helping them to take the lead in improving their local circumstances.

October 2012: Energy North Award for Best Community Project

Community Development won the prestigious Energy North Award 2012 for Best Community Project. Director David Wright, receiving the award at the ceremony in Drummossie Hotel, Inverness, commented, "I am absolutely delighted to collect this award for the Horshader project. It's taken ten years of determination to reach this stage, and now we hope that the community will reap the benefits. This award is recognition of the contribution that projects such as ours make to their own community. Grateful thanks to all our funders, who made this project possible."

About Us

Horshader Community Development is a community-owned charitable trust established in May 2005 to plan and run a community wind farm for the benefit of people in South Shawbost, Dalbeag and Dalmore on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis.

Contact Info

Horshader Community Development

Raebhat House

North Shawbost

Isle of Lewis



Tel: 01851 701225


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