Tayside and Central Scotland

Broughty Ferry pipped to UK's best neighbourhood award

Ferry Image copyright Paul McIlroy
Image caption Judges visited Broughty Ferry as part of the race for the UK's Great Neighbourhood Award

A suburb of Dundee has been narrowly beaten to the title of the UK's best neighbourhood.

Broughty Ferry made it to the final shortlist of three for the Academy of Urbanism's Great Neighbourhood Award, but was pipped by Holbeck Urban Village in Leeds.

Judges who visited the Ferry praised its community spirit and town planning.

Rotterdam was named the European City of the Year among other prizes at the 2015 Urbanism Awards.

Bridge Street in Taunton won the Great Street award, Aberystwyth in Wales won the Great Town prize, and St Pancras Station in London took the Great Place award.

Broughty Ferry was the only Scottish location to make the final shortlists, although Perth made the long-list of 10 for the Great Town award.

The Academy of Urbanism is a non-profit group of "thinkers and practitioners involved in the social, cultural, economic, political and physical development of our villages, towns and cities", which aims to "recognise, promote and learn from our great places".

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