And finally… Roll of dishonour unveiled for 2014 Carbuncle Awards

carbunclesAberdeen, Cumbernauld, Kirkintilloch, Leven, Lochgelly and Maddiston will compete for the dubious honour of winning a prize at the 2014 Carbuncle Awards.

The places have been named on the shortlist for the Plook on a Plinth category, which seeks Scotland’s most dismal town.

Scottish architecture and planning magazine Urban Realm, which runs the awards, describes Aberdeen simply as the place “where architecture goes to die”.

The Zit Building award, given to the worst building completed since the last awards, will go to the Edinburgh Airport extension, Kirkton Church Garage in Lanarkshire, Lennoxtown in North Lanarkshire, Oxford University Port Meadow Buildings, the Premier Inn at Glasgow’s Pacific Quay, Queens Hall in Argyll & Bute or the Scottish Parliament extension.

Finally Bardowie Brae in Stirlingshire, Irvine leisure centre, Little Raith in Fife, Renfrewshire’s Neilston Community Windfarm and the Scottish Provident building in Edinburgh will fight it out for the Pock Mark award for the worst planning decision.

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