Reaction to Cumbernauld “pride” award

Jack Shennan, right, collects the Civic Pride Award for Cumbernauuld from Bryan Hughes of sponsors KILTR
Jack Shennan, right, collects the Civic Pride Award for Cumbernauuld from Bryan Hughes of sponsors KILTR

THE SPOTLIGHT has fallen on Cumbernauld for all the right reasons - after the town won the Scottish Civic Pride Award.

Cumbernauld News editor Jack Shennan proudly accepted the award which was handed over at a glitzy ceremony in Glasgow on Friday - after the town beat the likes of Peebles, Linlithgow and Pitlochry for the laurels.

He told the crowds: “For too long Cumbernauld has been Scotland’s whipping boy. The presentation of this award has helped to lance a particularly troublesome carbuncle.”

He was of course referring to the notorious award which Cumbernauld has received TWICE for having the worst architecture in Scotland - but this dubious accolade has finally been eclipsed by the sheer scale of of a public vote.

Awards director Gordon Young said: “This award sends out a strong message that far from being a dismal town Cumbernauld is in fact a great place to live.”

For more reaction, see your Cumbernauld News - out now.

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