A Bairn told me that residents of Denny in Stirlingshire, Scotland are in need of a Looks Like Beirut certificate and I believe he’s right:

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.

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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.

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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.

I’m thinking that this certificate would look good right next to their Carbuncle award.

 

Denny's town center apparently looks like Beirut on a bad day.

Denny's town center apparently looks like Beirut on a bad day.

I would like to thank two readers for pointing this LLB out to me. I’m happy to see people are now on the look out for the phrase. If you do come across any articles, please do let me know.