Scotland's Most Beautiful High Street competition launched

News story posted: 29/05/2017

Scotland's Towns Partnership and Keep Scotland Beautiful are looking for the country's most beautiful high streetScotland’s Towns Partnership (STP) and Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB) have come together to launch the first ever Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street competition.


High streets and town centres are the beating hearts of communities and local economies. Now, together with the Sunday Herald, Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Keep Scotland Beautiful want to celebrate the contribution of high streets and recognise the efforts made to make these spaces clean, attractive, accessible, vibrant and inclusive for all to enjoy.


The competition was launched in the Sunday Herald as part of the Scotland’s Towns series and encourages local authorities, business improvement districts, development trusts, community councils and any other local organisation to submit their entry to Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street.


To enter, simply send in a document (Word or PDF) consisting of one or two quality images and a short description (300 words max) of why your high street deserves the award. The competition takes a broad understanding of “beautiful”, and they are interested to know what it is about your high street that makes it special, for example the inclusion of green space or green infrastructure, cleanliness, shop front presentation, heritage and architecture, or innovative features.


The competition was launched on Sunday 28 May, applications are accepted up until 5pm, Friday 30 June 2017.

STP and KSB will then shortlist entries, and a subsequent public vote to decide the winner will be held, hosted at scotlandstowns.org. The winning entry will be announced at Scotland’s Towns Partnership’s Annual Conference in Paisley, on 21 November 2017.


To submit applications and for more information, please contact: ewan@scotlandstowns.org.

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