Residents of a Stirlingshire town have collected the Carbuncle award for the most dismal place in Scotland – after asking organisers for the trophy. Denny residents approached the award’s organisers after learning no-one wanted to pick up the award on behalf of this year’s winners, John O’Groats. Denny had been named as a runner-up in design magazine Urban Realm’s list of the country’s most awful towns.
The Plook-on-the-Plinth trophy was collected on Monday by a campaign group called Walk Around the Block, which has staged a series of protests over a block of condemned flats in the town centre.
Walk Around the Block member Brian McCabe said many residents wanted to see it pulled down as soon as possible. He said: “The town centre looks like Beirut on a bad day. It’s a blot on the landscape.
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