Sunday 25 January 2009

Not the Oscars

It's time for the Plook Award again:
Three towns are in the running to be declared the most dismal in Scotland in this year's Carbuncle Awards.

Motherwell, Glenrothes and New Cumnock have all been shortlisted for the award, dubbed the Plook on the Plinth

Previous "winners" and nominees have been suitably grim, as are this year's finalists. I don't suppose that these places being dominated by public sector development has anything to do with it...

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David Farrer said...

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David Farrer
I saw that, Richard. And I certainly agree that lots of private building is terrible. But government stuff is usually worse as it doesn't have the same feedback mechanism.

26 January 2009, 20:42:22 GMT
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Richard Thomson
Funnily enough, David, one of the reasons given for Motherwell's inclusion was private housing development. As Gordon Young, the editor of Prospect magazine, is quoted: 
Motherwell suffered from "bland housing estates going up near the town centre" arguing these could "interfere with the natural rhythm of the place and perhaps threaten the town's future development". 

26 January 2009, 11:29:24 GMT