(13 Feb 2015) - Votes Needed for Stirling's own Monopoly Board - Competing with 5 other Scottish locations
"DO NOT Pass the King's Knot, GO straight to the Castle Dungeons".
Could that be a catch phrase of the next generation of Stirling's sons and daughters? In today's Stirling Observer, there is an excellent double page spread featuring the story and encouraging people from Stirling to cast their vote.
Stirling has the chance of it's own Monopoly board featuring our World famous landmarks and historic streets, that vistors come to see from all over the world. However, there is stiff competition from Falkirk, St. Andrews, Perth, Ayr and Motherwell with Stirling making up the shortlist from 20 locations chosen from the Monopoly Bosses.
Polling has already started on 7th February and will run until midnight on 28th February. Nice marketing idea there Monopoly bosses, you're so great.
News broke a few days ago in the Perth Gazette, so they've had a few days head start on us in Stirling so we need to get voting.
“Each location is a very strong contender,” says Colin Fisher, Scottish Area Executive at Winning Moves UK, who are making this official version of MONOPOLY under license from MONOPOLY owners Hasbro.
“The factors that will decide are two-fold. Firstly – and crucially – the strength of popular feeling and pride for a particular city or town. Secondly, the diversity and beauty of potential landmarks to fill the board.”
“So it’s in effect a beauty contest – to borrow a famous MONOPOLY phrase. The only difference is there is no prize for coming second, just first.”
Votes to : firstname.lastname@example.org or by traditional postal ‘snail mail’ to SCOTLAND, Winning Moves UK, 7 Praed Street, London W2 1NP. Polls close at midnight on 28th February 2015.
At Stirling.co.uk we will be helping to support the campaign to help Stirling get its very own Monopoly board. However, the success or otherwise will come from the people of Stirling, using the power of social media to get behind the campaign by sending in your emails and talking about it with friends. If anyone would like to get involved in speading the word over the next 2 weeks, please email news@Stirling.co.uk
As the Monopoly Men have said, it's a popularity contest. So it's over to the Community of Stirling to grab their Chance.