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The Carbuncle Awards 2005


Click on a links below to view the nominations of The Carbuncle Awards 2005

Plook on the Plinth Award

The Pock Mark Award

The Zit Building Award

Cumbernauld was the ill fated winner of the Carbuncle Awards 2005, the only town to have the dubious distinction of having earned the dubious accolade not once but twice.

The panel accepted the Plook on the Plinth Award back from the Cumbernauld News in 2005, which had accepted it on behalf of Cumbernauld in 2001. When asked by Claire Grant, a reporter on the News, whether the town had improved since it had received the award in 2001, a spokesperson for the panel admitted that it hadn’t: “If anything, the addition of a new Tesco’s, which hasn’t been integrated into the existing street plan, has made the town worse.”

The panel including the art impresario Richard Demarco and the Sunday Herald’s associate editor, Alan Taylor, visited Cowdenbeath, Dalkeith, Ardrossan, Cumbernauld, Greenock and the Granton area in the north of Edinburgh.

The Carbuncle Awards were established in 2001 following a discussion about why policy initiatives to improve the quality of the built environment seem to be having so little impact beyond the centres of Scotland’s key cities.

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