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Voting opens to select Scotland's Most Beautiful High Street

Eight towns have been shortlisted to participate in an online vote to become Scotland’s most beautiful high street.

We are urging people to cast their online vote as part of a national competition to find and recognise Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street.  The competition is run, with our support, by Scotland’s Towns Partnership, the national body for towns in Scotland.

Entries were judged, by a panel which included our Commmunity Projects Officer Juliette Camburn, on factors including horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility, and community participation. The towns shortlisted are:

  • Ayr
  • Innerleithen
  • Kirkwall
  • Lerwick
  • Linlithgow
  • Lanark
  • Milngavie
  • Rothesay

You have until Sunday 10 November to cast your vote online, with the winner being announced on Monday 18 November at the beginning of Scotland’s Towns Week. 

Phil Prentice, Chief Officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, said: “This competition is about celebrating the incredible work of people up and down the country, who give up their time to improve their local places. We’ve been blown away by the strength of the entries this year which goes to show that town centre revival is on the up, and it’s driven by local people.

“Our high streets and town centres are the beating hearts of communities and local economies, and each has its own unique identity and experience to offer for both residents and visitors. I would urge people to get online and vote for their favourite entry and help us celebrate the success of our thriving town centres.”

Katie Murray, our Communities and Place Manager commented: “Congratulations to all eight shortlisted High Streets – it is always inspiring to see communities and businesses working together to help the places they care about thrive.

“For over half a decade we have celebrated the success of communities, through our Beautiful Scotland competition so we know how important competitions such as this are.  I’d urge everyone to vote - working together we can all enjoy and celebrate cleaner, greener and more beautiful High Streets.”

28 October 2019

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