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Turriff High Street up for award


By Grant Milne


Turriff Business Associations' Rose Logan (left) and Marj Chalmers (right) with Visa judges Derek Band and Amy Gura. Pic: Grant Milne
Turriff Business Associations' Rose Logan (left) and Marj Chalmers (right) with Visa judges Derek Band and Amy Gura. Pic: Grant Milne

THE judging panel was out on the beat in Turriff as the town vied to claim Britain's Best High Street.

Members of the Business Association met with Visa representatives last week after being named on the shortlist for the second consecutive year.

Up against Alness and Prestwick in the Scotland Champion category, judges were given a tour of Turriff's High Street and the surrounding area, which had been given small enhancements in the way of additional garden baskets and Visa flags to prepare for the visit.

Each shortlisted street are judged on criteria such as customer experience, digital transformation, environment and innovation.

A public vote comprises of 20 per cent of the overall total, and Turriff residents can show support for their hometown before Monday, October 7 at: www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk

High Streets Minister, Jake Berry MP said: "There has been some really creative work in Turriff to host fundraising events for local community groups and the May Day Extravaganza draws in thousands each year."

Up to £15,000 will be given to the winning town following the announcement in November.



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