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Window-dressing competition launched to celebrate arrival of Tour of Britain

Businesses across Aberdeenshire are being encouraged to participate in a window-dressing competition to celebrate the forthcoming arrival of the Tour of Britain.

The final stage route for the coveted cycling competition will begin in Stonehaven on Sunday, September 12 with this year’s overall champion being crowned in Aberdeen at the end of the most northerly stage ever to feature in the Tour of Britain.

To celebrate the region’s starring role in the event, Aberdeenshire Council wants towns and villages across the North-east to get involved and ensure the Tour is marked in true style.

It is urging any business based in Aberdeenshire to dress their window(s) with a cycling design or theme – with the emphasis on being as creative as you can.

You can visit the official website for some ideas at

Given the significant importance of the Tour of Britain for Aberdeenshire as a whole, the council is providing equal prizes for the best dressed window in each of its six administrative areas - Banff & Buchan, Buchan, Formartine, Garioch, Marr and Kincardine & Mearns.

Winning businesses will each receive a prize to the value of £1,000 to spend on promotional advertising of their choice within the North-east.

The prize fund has been provided through the Paths for All 'Smarter Choices Smarter Places' programme which supports sustainable travel.

You can enter your business into the Tour of Britain window dressing competition no later than Friday, September 3, 2021 by emailing

All window displays must be completed by Monday, September 6 and must remain in place until Monday, September 13 to allow judging to take place. Photographs of the display should be emailed by 5pm on Monday, September 6 to

The winners will be announced on Monday, September 13.

Aberdeenshire Council leader Cllr Andy Kille said: “The eyes of the world will be on the North-east and that gives us a tremendous opportunity to celebrate and promote the wider region.

“I am confident that businesses across the region will want to play their part in decorating their windows with colourful Tour of Britain displays which will make all of our communities feel part of this magnificent cycling event.”

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