‘Best place in Scotland’ shortlist unveiled

Written by on 14 April 2014 in News

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland competition

Dundee Waterfront, the Raploch in Stirling and Edinburgh’s Royal Mile are just some of the places in the running to be named one of the best places in Scotland.

The competition is organised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland as part of their centenary celebrations, and is designed to identify the top places that have been built, enhanced or protected by planners and the planning system within Scotland since 1914.

Cath Ranson, president of the RTPI, said: “We’d like everyone to vote for their favourite place from this impressive and diverse shortlist.

“We hope that in doing so, people talk to their friends and relatives about what they value most about each of the places, and that the discussion provokes debate about the positive and persuasive role planners have in creating great places.”

Crown Street in the Gorbals, East Kilbride New Town, the Forth and ClydeCanal and the West Highland Way were also among those to make the shortlist.

Fifty-five suggestions had been received by the deadline and these were used to help a special advisory panel to agree a top ten. Voting is now open and the result will be announced in June.

Derek Mackay, Minister for Local Government and Planning, said: “The planning system has already helped to create many great places for people across Scotland and I am keen to ensure that it continues to provide high quality development in the future. Scotland’s best places can help to showcase the good work that has been done already and stimulate a new generation of inspirational places across Scotland.”



Related Articles

MSPs call for views on the Transport Bill
29 June 2018

MSPs will take evidence on the future of bus services, parking and the introduction of Low Emission Zones

Islands Bill receives backing from rural affairs committee
22 January 2018

In a new report MSPs endorsed the Islands Bill, but recommended the Scottish Government includes a provision to carry out an impact assessment where evidence suggests the existing law has a...

East Renfrewshire Council to surface road in recycled plastic
20 July 2018

If the trial is successful, waste plastic could be used for roads instead of going into landfill

Share this page