Face to face: The Newsweek close-up, left, and a plook
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The Fife town saw off New Cumnock in Ayrshire and Motherwell in Lanarkshire for the dubious accolade of Plook
On The Plinth.
However, the town's competition for the Plook
on the Plinth is stiff, with Motherwell once called a "pigsty" by Jack McConnell and Nitshill, named Scotland's obesity capital.
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Which city has been named Scotland's most dismal place in the Plook
on the Plinth Carbuncle awards?
It last won the trophy - known as the Plook
on the Plynth - in 2001 but the judges said Cumbernauld had made no progress and now resembled a "ghetto".
back though history and you'll find any number of giant-sized ricks which you can be sure the perpetrators felt pretty silly about afterwards.
Aberdeen has taken its eye off the ball – Editor of Urban Realm magazine John Glenday explains why they gave the Granite City their Plook
on a Plinth award for the most dismal town in Scotland
ABERDEEN has won this year's Plook
on a Plinth award for the most dismal town in Scotland.
The Lanarkshire town scooped the Plook
on the Plinth honour in the annual Carbuncle Awards run by business magazine Unlimited.
Listen, it was a freebie, the full second half was in glorious HD (you could see every plook
on Barry Bannan's coupon) and we were online in loads of time to enjoy Scott Brown's spectacular winning goal.
on a Plinth award has been given out annually by Urban Realm magazine since 2000 and its aim, rather than just abusing the town in question, is to "provoke debate about the quality of development in many of Scotland's towns and cities".