Dalgety Bay named as one of best towns to live in Scotland

Published: 24 Aug 2010 09:3010 comments

DALGETY BAY has been named as one of the best coastal towns to live in Scotland.

It came eighth in a new list of the top ten towns places in the Bank of Scotland’s Seaside Towns Review.

The survey, which looked at 28 communities across the country, is based on factors including health, employment, education and even sunshine hours.

Surprisingly, Leven also made number nine in the list despite not being renowned for any of the above attributes. Burntisland was placed tenth.

Traffic, break-ins and house prices were also taken into account in the survey, which placed Stonehaven as the best Scottish seaside town.

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  • goohs
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    Aug 24, 14:05
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    8th out of 28 *seaside* towns doesn't really merit the headline, "one of best towns to live in Scotland".

    8th out of 28 doesn't even put it in the top 25% in the survey.

    How about: "Shock as survey puts Dalgety Bay only narrowly ahead of Leven and Burntisland"?

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  • mikeintheknow
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    Aug 24, 20:34
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    DB also come 4th in Most Expensive Seaside Towns in Scotland

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  • macaroni badgers
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    Aug 24, 22:25
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    "The survey, which looked at 28 communities across the country, is based on factors including health..."

    The same Dalgety Bay that a while ago was at the centre of a radiation scare? Lol

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  • happy Camper
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    Aug 25, 09:07
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    The seaside town with no beach ........ they must be joking !!!!

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  • NEILY-J
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    Aug 25, 13:22
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    ''Surprisingly, Leven also made number nine in the list despite not being renowned for any of the above attributes. ''

    Sounds like a pretty thorough survey if you ask me lol

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  • Paddy O Doors
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    Aug 25, 13:30
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    Macaroni Badgers:

    I'm sure it's still being inspected for radiation on a regular basis.

    Happy Camper:

    It's on the coastal path......which can take you to other towns with beaches

    Dunfermline Press:

    Is this a very slow news week?

    First the ghost on the bridge now this.

    What next........man and woman get married?.......oh you did that with that couple winning a competition at The Elgin Hotel.

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  • Jim58
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    Aug 27, 18:11
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    I would think having a good beach would be one of the criteria for a seaside beach not a dirty stone filled water edge with radio active readings. Having lived there for over 15 years i found it a soulless town.

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  • suzy.Q
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    Aug 29, 19:50
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    Dalgety bay!!! has a very high number of people with CANCER.it makes you wonder why anyone wants to live in spam valley.

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  • c130 hercules
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    Sep 3, 14:13
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    I lived in DB for 8 years before moving back to England at the time when david's Harbour was being built and I lived at the old end f the town Pentland Drive. It was not that great then and I was also there when they found out about the radiation. I agree that saying there is a beach is laughable - what beach ?

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  • Carol
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    Jan 17, 09:41
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    Interested to hear about high incidence of Cancer in Dalgety bay - more info please?

    carol.hallows@gmail.com

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