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Elgin voted UK's seventh best walking neighbourhood

By Jonathan Clark

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ELGIN has been voted as the United Kingdom's seventh best walking neighbourhood after a public vote.

Falkirk, the other Scottish town nominated, won the award with 20 per cent of the 12,000 votes. Elgin gained around five per cent, or 600 votes overall.

Ten towns were nominated for the award, with voting having taken place between the end of May and the end of June. There was originally 80 towns nominated, before the number was whittled down to ten.

The other eight towns in the running for the award were Chorlton and Whalley Range (Greater Manchester), Bow and Three Mills (London), Greater Brockley (London), The Deepings (Lincolnshire), Aberystwyth (Wales), Cambridge (England), Milton Keynes (England), Brighton (England).

Elgin was nominated based on it's pedestrianised town centre. To find out more about the ten shortlisted areas and to vote for your favourite click here.

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