Is Pollokshaws Road the best in the UK?

The Pollokshaws Road has been shortlisted for the Overall Champion award.
The Pollokshaws Road has been shortlisted for the Overall Champion award.

The Pollokshaws Road has been shortlisted in the overall champion category in this year’s Great British High Street Awards 2018.

The road is home to well-loved businesses including The Rum Shack, The Glad cafe, Buddy’s Burgers and Sweeney’s On The Park.

A total of 38 high streets have been shortlisted for the 2018 awards, which are organised by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.

The categories will now be put to a public vote, before being looked at by a judging panel.

High Streets Minister Jake Berry MP said: “Congratulations to all 38 high streets shortlisted for this year’s Great British High Street Awards. The awards celebrate the great work that is being done to revive, adapt and diversify the nation’s high streets and the quality of entries this year has been outstanding.

“Over the next six weeks they have the chance to impress an expert judging panel as they also battle it out in a public vote for the title of Britain’s best high street. This is a great opportunity to show your support for the hard work taking place on our high streets, so get voting.

The Great British High Street Awards 2018, which are being run by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, sponsored by Visa and backed by other partners, is recognising and celebrating local achievements on our high streets and supporting the communities in which we live and work.

The initiative includes a competition to find the nation’s best high streets, with one winner being named in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for each of the two categories: the Champion and Rising Star awards. An overall winner will also be named.

Sundeep Kaur, head of UK & Ireland Merchant Services at Visa, added: “At a time when the nation’s high streets are transforming, this year’s Great British High Street Awards shortlist contains some fantastic examples of high streets and merchants which are evolving and embracing change to attract visitors.

“It is genuinely heartening to see so many businesses and communities that are harnessing their adaptability, resilience and creativity to offer the services and experiences that today’s shoppers want.”

Author and TV presenter Simon Reeve is a judge for the Great British High Street Awards 2018.

He said: “I’ve spent the last couple of months visiting independent high street retailers across the UK and I’ve been blown away by the passion and commitment shown by shopkeepers to keep their high streets alive, especially in this challenging climate.

“The best examples are those that are listening closely to their customers and innovating to meet their demands. These are the shops and high streets that will stand the test of time.”

The results will be revealed at an awards ceremony in London on November 15.

Visit The Great British High Street to cast your vote or simply post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using #MYHIGHSTREET and #GBHSGlasgow to register a vote.