Another Accolade for Edinburgh as it’s Named the UK’s Healthiest High Street
The UK’s healthiest high street has this week been revealed – and it’s in Scotland!
According to a study from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Edinburgh is home to the healthiest streets in the UK. The study looked at over 70 towns and deemed high streets with payday lenders, bookmakers, tanning salons and fast food outlets the most unhealthy, with Edinburgh topping the list for healthy high streets.
Every business with a presence on the high street was scored on the basis of whether it encouraged healthy lifestyle choices, promoted social interaction, mental wellbeing and greater access to health services.
The final scores ranged from 8 to -4. Libraries, leisure centres, health services, museums and art galleries would give the high street a high score, whereas tanning shops, empty units and bookmakers would receive a lower score. The results for each outlet on the high street were added up and then divided by the total number of businesses on each street give an overall score. The report also considered pubs and bars as being a positive presence on the High Street because they are centres for social interaction.
The UK’s 10 unhealthiest High Streets are:
The UK’s 10 healthiest High Streets are:
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