McArthur congratulates Kirkwall on prestigious national award


Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has highlighted in parliament the success of Kirkwall town centre, crowned Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street 2019 this week.

Mr McArthur has lodged a motion in parliament to congratulate the town on their achievement and highlight the hard work of the local community.

Kirkwall was one of eight nominations for the award, which was organised and judged by Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Keep Scotland Beautiful, with the eventual winner decided by public vote.

Orkney’s MSP commented:

“Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street is a prestigious title for any town to be awarded and this achievement is credit to everyone who contributes to making Kirkwall such a vibrant and vibrant place to live, work and visit. The standard for this year was incredibly high and congratulations must got to all of the worthy finalists around the country.

“Kirkwall’s town centre has a wonderful range of local businesses that are well supported by the local community, as well as the many visitors who come to Orkney over the course of a year. It’s great to see this recognised along with the town’s impressive green credentials.

“While many businesses, individuals and organisations have played their part, I think the Kirkwall BID team, chaired by Duncan Mclean, deserve special praise for all their hard work in securing this award”.


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