IT’S official ...
Forres has been crowned as Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street!
Forres won a public vote out of a final shortlist of 10 towns competing for the title.
The result was announced this morning at Paisley Town Hall during Scotland’s Towns Conference, the annual gathering of people working to improve the country’s towns and city districts.
Representatives of Forres in Bloom and Forres Area Forum, who submitted the winning application, received a prize certificate from Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing.
Second-place finisher Moffat, and third-place Troon, also received certificates and congratulations.
Mr Stewart congratulate Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Keep Scotland Beautiful on the success of the first ‘Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street’ competition.
He said: "The ten shortlisted entries were of a high standard and a big congratulations must go to Forres on winning the title. We want our town centres to thrive as attractive, vibrant assets and it is encouraging that communities across Scotland are working hard to ensure good quality environments which are attractive to people and businesses."
Read the full story with local reaction in next week’s print edition of the Gazette.
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