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Community asked to name new Elgin development

RESIDENTS in Moray are being asked to come up with a name for a new social housing development.

A name is needed for the Hanover housing development in Elgin.
A name is needed for the Hanover housing development in Elgin.

Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association is building 44 homes at the site of the old hospital at Spynie in Elgin and is running a competition for people in the local community to decide on its name.

In addition to naming the development, the winner will also receive £50.

The new homes are expected to be open in September and the competition will be judged by Hanover directors and the manager for the site.

Judges are looking for names that connect to the local area, reflect on the history of the site or Elgin, link to local people and the community and represent a warm welcome for residents.

Adam Curry, director of organisational services at Hanover said: "It is important to us that every site we build has a connection to its surrounding area.

"That is why we are asking the local community to be involved in helping choose a name for our new Spynie development.

"We are looking forward to welcoming our first residents to the Spynie development later this year and want their new homes to have a name that reflects the surrounding area.

"Whether that name has an historical, cultural or emotional connection is up to the entrants and we are excited to read the selection of ideas they come up with."

The site is being developed in partnership with Health and Social Care Moray and the Scottish Government, and is being built by Robertsons.

People are invited to send their name suggestions to Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association's communications team at communications@hanover.scot by the deadline of March 23.

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