Anorak News | Denny Wins Carbuncle Award Prize As Scotland’s Most Dismal Place: Photos

Denny Wins Carbuncle Award Prize As Scotland’s Most Dismal Place: Photos

by | 20th, September 2010

DENNY, Stirlingshire, is Scotland’s most dismal place. It’s more dismal than Susan Boyle’s cat basket.

We went to see resident Brian McCabe take hold of the Carbuncle Award – the Plook on the Plinth award – accepted with a degree of pride. And it might not have been Denny’s had John O’Groats accepted the awards, its by right. Sadly it declined. That remote outpost of Britain is touchy about such things. (Also mentioned in the prize list are East Kilbride, Inverness and Lochgelly in Fife.)

Brian McCabe, a spokesman for the Denny group that hopes the award will kickstart a regeneration programme, says:

“The town centre looks like Beirut on a bad day. It’s a blot on the landscape. It’s a lovely town but as soon as prospective house-buyers drive down the main street, the deal is off.”

What’s the most hideous place in the UK you’ve visited?

Note: Now the Romanians and Swiss have stopped reading, we can reveal that Britain is a land of cobbled lanes and village greens. Denny is a film set in Pinewood Studios used for horror films, scenes of post-war Russia and Slough, and an anti-immigration drive…


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A general view of Denny town centre, Falkirk, after residents from the town collected an award for ScotlandÕs most dismal place when the original recipients refused to receive the trophy.

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