Scottish fact of the week: World’s shortest street

There is seldom consolation in falling short against the Auld Enemy - unless we're talking about street lengths. Picture: Ian Rutherford
There is seldom consolation in falling short against the Auld Enemy - unless we're talking about street lengths. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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IN sporting terms, Scotland loses out to England at most things, and on a fairly regular basis.

But coming up short does occasionally reap rewards. Residents of Wick can claim to live near the world’s shortest street - nearly three metres smaller than rival Elgin Street in Lancashire, England.

Ebenezer Place measures 2.06 metres (6 ft 9 inches), and is home to just one doorway belonging to No 1 Bistro, part of MacKay’s Hotel.

The street, constructed by Alexander Sinclair in 1883, was formally recognised as a record-breaker by the Guinness Book of Records in 2006.