Call for votes to boost Forres and Elgin chances in national contest

TWO MORAY TOWNS are in the running to take the crown as Scotland’s most beautiful High Street – with just days remaining for people to cast their votes.

Elgin and Forres have been shortlisted for the title with voting coming to a close on October 1.

Scotland’s Towns Partnership, Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Sunday Herald have come together to launch the first ever Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street competition, to celebrate the contribution that high streets make to communities and local economies.

The competition will also recognise the efforts made to make these spaces clean, attractive, accessible, vibrant and inclusive for all to enjoy.

A judging panel of representatives from Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Keep Scotland Beautiful have drawn up a shortlist of 10 finalists and the winner will be decided by an online public vote. Elgin and Forres fought off stiff competition and sits in good company with the other eight towns to be shortlisted – Alloa, Banff, Falkirk, Fort William, Haddington, Lanark, Moffat and Troon.

The winning entry will be announced at Scotland’s Towns Partnership’s Annual Conference in Paisley, on 21 November 2017.

For those wishing to vote, please visit: