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Councillor calls for people to vote for Dornoch

20th October 2016

Dornoch is the only Scottish finalist in the Great British High Street Awards and local Councillor Jim McGillivray is calling for people to cast their vote to give the Sutherland village a chance of winning.

He said: "Across all fourteen categories of the awards, Dornoch is the only Scottish finalist, and we're up against Leominister and Stockton on Tees in the Rising Star category, both of which have much larger populations than we do. However, we are reaching out to anyone who has visited Dornoch to show their support and vote for us. Winning such a prestigious award would be a huge accolade not just for the Dornoch itself but for the whole Highlands and would reflect all the hard work going on in our community to promote the village as a top year-round place to visit and spend time in."

Alongside the public's votes, shortlisted towns will also be inspected by the judging panel - made up of industry leaders from across retail, property and business. If Dornoch wins, not only will the community get a share of a prize pot worth £100,000, but they will win expert training from Google's digital taskforce for shops, bars and restaurants and a trip to Twitter UK's London office to further boost their social media skills.

To vote in support of Dornoch's bid visit the Great British High Street Website
http://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/finalist-rising-star

Voting takes place up until Friday 18 November and everyone will be entitled to cast one vote per person per day.

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