Scotland's Most Beautiful High Street Results Announced

The results of the public vote for Scotland's Most Beautiful High Street competition are now available. First, second and third place entries were announced by Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Housing and Local Government, at Scotland's Towns Conference in Paisley Town Hall today (21st November 2017). 

A huge congratulations to all shortlisted entrants for participating in the competition. 

Scotland's Most Beautiful High Street 2017: Full Results 
Entrant Percentage Votes  
1. Forres 23% 880  
2. Moffat 20% 751  
3. Troon 10% 394  
4. Haddington 9% 356  
5. Alloa  9% 330  
6. Lanark 8% 292  
7. Banff 7% 270  
8. Elgin 6% 221  
9. Fort William 4% 157  
10. Falkirk 3% 131  


Voting is now closed for the Scotland's Most Beautiful High Street competition! 

After receiving fantastic entries, a judging panel of representatives from Scotland's Towns Partnership and Keep Scotland Beautiful drew up a shortlist of 10 finalists. The winner has been decided by an online public vote, which closed on 1 October 2017. The winner will be announced at Scotland's Towns Conference in Paisley on 21st November 2017. 


View complete shortlist

View individual entries by clicking on the town: 

1. Alloa

2. Banff

3. Elgin

4. Falkirk

5. Forres

6. Fort William

7. Haddington

8. Lanark

9. Moffat

10. Troon


About the Competition

Scotland’s Towns Partnership, Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Sunday Herald have come together to launch the first ever Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street competition.

Our high streets and town centres are the beating hearts of communities and local economies. Now we want to celebrate the contribution of our High Streets and recognise the efforts made to make these spaces clean, attractive, accessible, vibrant and inclusive for all to enjoy.

The competition is being launched in the Sunday Herald as part of the Scotland’s Towns series in the paper, and encourages local authorities, business improvement districts, development trusts, community councils and any other local organisation to get involved.

STP and KSB has shortlisted entries, and a subsequent public vote will decide the winner. The winning entry will be announced at Scotland’s Towns Partnership’s Annual Conference in Paisley, on 21 November 2017.


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