Lerwick shortlisted for most beautiful high street

Commercial Street has been shortlisted as one of Scotland’s most beautiful high streets.

Da Street is one of eight to be nominated, with a public vote eventually deciding the outcome.

The competition is being run by two organisations: Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Shetlanders have until Sunday 10th November to cast their vote, which they can do here — the winner will be announced on Monday 18th November.

Last year’s winner was the Aberdeenshire town of Turriff.

Phil Prentice, chief officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, said he had been “blown away by the strength of the entries this year which goes to show that town centre revival is on the up, and it’s driven by local people”.

The other towns shortlisted by the judging panel are Kirkwall, Ayr, Innerleithen, Linlithgow, Lanark, Milngavie and Rothesay.


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  • synnøve eilertsen

    • October 28th, 2019 11:41

    lerwick,best years off my life,i still say home,refering bruce cresent32 and sand veien, my folks arel long gone,my father albert eilertsen and mam vida,miss them,i live in the north of norway, tromsø,hope too visite next summer with fam, shetland will always have a place inn my heart..

    • Douglas Smith

      • November 27th, 2019 11:25

      I was a close friend of Albert Eilertsen and knew Synnove well but have lost contact since she went back back to Tromso. Do you have an address where I could write?

  • Robin Fox

    • October 29th, 2019 10:19

    My wife and I have visited Shetland during the last couple of years and fell in love with the islands. To walk down Commercial Street is a pleasure in any weather. Good quality shops, wonderful cafes and totally unhurried pace of life.
    Congratulations Commercial Street on being shortlisted.
    Not sure if a vote from us would count but you have two anyway from Shropshire.
    We will be back.


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