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Carbuncle town gets prime time airing on BBC1

October 25 2011

Carbuncle town gets prime time airing on BBC1
The One Show’s Angelica Bell has paid a visit to Denny following the town’s receipt of the Carbuncle Award 2010.

Presenting the clip to a national audience Bell said: “Last year Denny was awarded THIS, The Carbuncle Award, given annually to Scotland’s most dismal town. A dubious award you’d think, but one which the residents here were actually glad to receive.”

Conducting a number of vox pops around the blighted town centre Bell discovered the strength of ill feeling against the eyesore centre at first hand. “It’s good that we did win it” noted one resident, “because the town centre is ugly and people need to take note to get the town centre regenerated.”

Another local added: “We won the Carbuncle Award for what I call the blancmange in the centre of town.”

This view was echoed by a third interviewee who chimed: “The centre of Denny is an absolute eyesore; it should have been knocked down years ago.”

The exchange is available to view on BBC iPlayer and copied below.

This year Denny’s west coast compatriot Linwood is in the running alongside Fort William and Nairn for the infamous award.


News International
#1 Posted by News International on 25 Oct 2011 at 21:51 PM
"Denny's west coast compatriot Linwood"

Who writes this stuff? A graduate from the Jade Goody Geography School?
#2 Posted by Ed on 26 Oct 2011 at 12:57 PM
Linwood is on the "west coast" - a perfectly adequate description of its location context, that we all get. What were you expecting Rupert - Lat and Long? GPS co-ordinates?
#3 Posted by Brian on 26 Oct 2011 at 15:44 PM
I found the "west coast compatriot" description entirely apposite. Just as I did Rupe's contrite "humble" apology from News International which will be along in the next 5 min's. (I know it's coming, I hacked his phone.)
News International
#4 Posted by News International on 28 Oct 2011 at 00:49 AM
Linwood yes, but long before Freddie Starr ate my atlas, he pointed out to me that Denny was at least 20 miles from the west coast.

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