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Case study: How Stromness got stronger

A 10-year, community-driven regeneration of an overlooked town in the Orkney Islands won this year’s Silver Jubilee Cup at the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence. Francesca Perry looks at the factors involved in the project's success.

2018 awards logo.png The harbour town of Stromness, on the mainland of Scotland’s Orkney Islands, has undergone a transformation over the past 10 years or so.Team Stromness – an innovative cross-council, place-focused task force – has led the changes with a comprehensive regeneration project that involving improved public realm, the restoration of the town’s ........
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