Glenrothes won the Carbuncles award! In the other categories, Donald Trump’s controversial golf course won worst planning decision, and the conversion of the Plaza Ballroom in Glasgow into flats won worst new building.
Fife Council issued a press release criticising the awards. Council leader Peter Grant said “Already I’m being contacted by some of these volunteers who feel they’ve been kicked in the teeth as part of a cheap publicity stunt to boost sales of a magazine that neither they nor possibly anybody in Glenrothes has ever heard of”. That sort of sounds to me like a backwards way of saying nobody in Glenrothes is interested in architecture, which I guess is part of the problem that won it the award in the first place.