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Cumbernauld hopes to show beauty isn’t concrete deep with ‘Beautiful Scotland’ title

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August 3 2010

Cumbernauld hopes to show beauty isn’t concrete deep with ‘Beautiful Scotland’ title
The adjective most likely to spring to mind when ‘Cumbernauld’ is mentioned is ‘Carbuncle’. The infamous New Town has been recipient of the Plook on the Plinth accolade more than any other after all.

Certainly the term ‘beautiful’ would be unlikely to enter most people’s vocabulary, but that could all be about to change as the Lanarkshire town plays host to a panel of judges from the Beautiful Scotland awards.

In the running for this contrary accolade the judges it seems have been swayed by Cumbernauld’s natural beauty rather than its concrete charms.

First among these is a local community park, a resource said to provide easy access to the countryside and wildlife, helping to engender a sense of community spirit.

The winner of the beautiful gong is set to be revealed at a ceremony in the Glenrothes on September 22 but Cumbernauld is facing stiff competition from the likes of Toryglen, Glenboig and Port Glasgow.

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