Linwood : Most Dismal town in Scotland?

One of the stranger news items of 2011 was in December when Linwood in Renfrewshire, Scotland was awarded most dismal town in Scotland in the annual Carbuncle Awards. The awards were set up by a magazine (Urban Realm) to draw attention to the poor development in some of the UK’s towns.  A local Jeanette Anderson agreed with the award saying “The people of Linwood don’t deserve this – they deserve better.”

Back in May 2005 I travelled to Linwood with Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Amateur Boxing Club for a fight night. This is what I wrote at the time: Read more