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October 24 2007

Nominations have been coming in for Prospect magazine’s annual search for the worst buildings, towns and planning disasters in Scotland, The Carbuncles.

Members of the public are invited to put forward their nominations for the less-than-coveted Plook on the Plinth Award for Most Dismal Town in Scotland, The Zit Award for Most Disappointing Building and the Pock Mark Award for Worst Planning Decision.

Previous winners include Airdrie and Cumbernauld for the Plook on the Plinth Award, The Pinnacle on St Vincent Street in Glasgow for the Zit Award and the M74 extension in Glasgow for the Pock Mark Award.

The Carbuncles began in 2000 as a means to stimulate debate and opinion on the standard of planning and development in Scotland’s towns and cities.

Prospect editor Penny Lewis said: “Politicians, developers, media, the voluntary sector and the public at large are all responsible for ensuring we live in a high quality environment and the Carbuncles are seen as a light-hearted way of drawing attention to this by highlighting the failures in Scotland.”

The deadline for nominations is November 15, and the results are to be published in the Winter edition of Prospect. To cast your vote click here.

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