High Street chasing top award
Celebrating civic pride
Linlithgow High Street is in the running to be named the most beautiful in Scotland.
The Royal Burgh’s main thoroughfare is on the shortlist of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s national high street awards.
The town is one of six finalists competing to be named Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street and will go up against Cupar, Inverurie, Jedburgh, Denny and Turriff.
Organisers of the competition say it aims to celebrate civic pride in 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.
The winner will be decided by the public and voting closed last week.
The triumphant town 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: “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 per cent 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.”