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Inverness launches Carbuncles fightback

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May 31 2010

Inverness launches Carbuncles fightback
Fresh from a short listing in this years Carbuncle Awards residents of the Highland capital have mounted a rearguard action via the Inverness Courier to highlight all that is in harmony in Britain’s most northerly city.

Ali Locke, chairman of Markinch Greenspace, argues that the South Kessock district is no plook, but rather a “beauty spot” thanks to a local nature reserve overlooking the Beauly Firth.

“You can walk there from the city centre within 10 or 15 minutes and it is a haven for deer and birds” Locke continued.

Meanwhile newly anointed Treasury Minister and local MP Danny Alexander, has nominated the waterfront: “From the war memorial at Cavell Gardens, where the road briefly departs from the riverfront, it’s possible to appreciate the peace which the river brings to the heart of our city.”

Artist Sila Collins-Walden’s favourite spot is Bellfield Park praising its “beautiful gardens” and range of facilities.

The Carbuncles 2010 short list also includes Denny, Lochgelly, John O’Groats and East Kilbride. Comments are invited at www.thecarbuncles.co.uk ahead of the ultimate winners unveiling in August.

Top and right image taken by Iona Spence
Left image taken by Gary Anthony.
A river runs through it - The Ness is a natural asset
A river runs through it - The Ness is a natural asset
Local artist Sila Collins-Walden finds their is inspiration to be found in Bellfield Park
Local artist Sila Collins-Walden finds their is inspiration to be found in Bellfield Park

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