Gelly Loch - Boat House

Since the creation of Lochgelly – Loch of Shining Waters, on the 1st of January 2010, the site has been very lucky to receive some awards in recognition of the site and what it aims to achieve. These awards are a great way to thank the volunteers for all their hard work into the site but it is also recognition into the great input the site has received from the local community.


Nominet Internet Award – Runner Up

nominet internet awards-2012Loch of Shining Waters was lucky to be a runner up in the Nominet Internet Awards 2012 for Online Public Services & Information. The Nominet awards celebrate the Internet as a force for good, as well as recognising the achievements and innovation of UK internet initiatives.

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UK Web Archive

UK Web Archive
Loch of Shining Waters is lucky to now be regularly archived as part of the UK Web Archive which is managed by the British Library in partnership with a range of organisations. The Archive contains sites that reflect the rich diversity of lives and interests throughout the UK.

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WS Awards

WS Award 2010Web Site Awards is a definitive “peoples” award and is awarded to acknowledge talented individuals that have striven to create a web site experience for its visitors.

WS Awards aim to give webmasters recognition for their dedication and hard work, regardless of knowledge and experience. WS Awards allow applications from almost all sites (apart from sites containing adult content) and the service is provided for free.

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Better Net Award

BetterNet AwardThe Better Net Awards is an exciting new programme from UnLtd and Nominet Trust to provide individuals with funding and support to improve and encourage the development of a safe, educational and inclusive Internet. The award comes from Nominet Trust but is managed by Scotland Unltd. More details can be found at:

Scotland Unltd is a charitable organisation set up by seven leading organisations that promote social entrepreneurship.

Nominet Trust provide support to organisations and projects working to increase access to the internet, online safety and education.

Scotland Against Spin

Scotland Against SpinScotland Against Spin is an independent alliance campaigning for the reform of the Scottish Government’s unsustainable wind energy policy. Scotland Against Spin donated funds to Loch of Shining Waters to pay for web hosting costs between 2013-2014.

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Fife Council

Fife Council LogoFife Council is the local authority for the Kingdom of Fife which has a range of initiatives to support community development throughout the kingdom. We received funding from Fife Council to pay for legal costs in setting up our organisation as Social Enterprise.

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4 Winds Trust

4 Winds Trust4 Winds Trust is a funding organisation for the four communities in Central Fife (Auchtertool, Lochgelly, Lumphinnans, and Cowdenbeath). Funding was received for video equipment.

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None of these awards would have been possible without the indirect support from the programmers that contribute their time and skills to develop Open Source applications, the WOT (Web of Trust) community for advising us to best practices in developing a clean and trustworthy site, our volunteers and site contributors for their time, effort and hard work, and finally all our members and users for visiting the site, leaving us feedback and using the site for the purposes it was intended for. Thank you all very much.

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