Six towns from across Scotland have been shortlisted for the title of ‘Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street 2018’. See entries below and vote for your favourite today!
Organised by environmental charity Keep Scotand Beautiful and national towns agency Scotland’s Towns Partnership for the second year running, the competition seeks to celebrate civic pride in our towns and the groups who come together and work to change their communities for the better: making local places clean, attractive, accessible, sustainable, vibrant and inclusive for all to enjoy.
Each shortlisted town - Cupar, Denny, Inverurie, Jedburgh, Linlithgow and Turriff - was selected by judges from STP and KSB amid a field of very high quality entries, each of which was commended for the positive work being undertaken in the community. The winner will now be decided by an online public vote.
Voting closes at midnight on Wednesday 31st October, and the results will be announced during Scotland's Towns Week (19 - 25 November). The winner of the competition will receive national attention and an opportunity to present their work at a high profile event with town and policy stakeholders.
Phil Prentice, Chief Officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, said of this year’s competition: “Now in its second year, we’re excited to be on the hunt for Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street once more”.
“Scotland's Towns and smaller settlements account for 70% of our population. Aside from their significant economic contribution in terms of commerce and employment, they provide a living record of our history and heritage. We need to celebrate our towns and empower our communities to ensure that Scotland's towns remain vibrant and continue to play a vital role in our nation's future.”
Pete Leonard, Operations Director at Keep Scotland Beautiful, commented: “A flourishing high street is a symbol of an active, engaged community. We know that good quality environments are good for businesses. We also know that working together, we can all enjoy cleaner, greener and more sustainable spaces”.
Scotland's Most Beautiful High Street 2018: Shortlist and Voting
View complete shortlist or individual entries below.
Please note for your consideration when voting: the competition takes a broad understanding of the word “beautiful”. Entries should be judged on factors including horticultural achievement, public realm, environmental responsibility, community participation, and access and inclusivity. The winner will be announced during Scotland's Towns Week, 19 - 25 November.
Complete shortlist (by alphabetical order)