FRIDAY is D Day for Cowdenbeath as the judges for the Great British Street awards are in town to see first hand all the great work that has been carried out in the town.

Cowdenbeath has been shortlisted in the Rising Star category and is hoping that the judges will be impressed by the community led approach to the regeneration of the High Street.

Run by VISA, the awards recognise where high streets are succeeding in overcoming the challenges of a rapidly changing environment.

The Rising Star High Street Award celebrates up-and-coming local communities who are on their way to transforming for the future.

Cowdenbeath has been nominated due to its partnership working and creative plans to improve digital and transport connectivity to increase the town’s footfall.

The judges will have a walk around the town with members of the Love Cowdenbeath Group.

They will meet representatives from Cowdenbeath Football Club and Beath High School.

They will then chat with ‘town artist’ Kerry Wilson about the wonderful artwork in the town, including the giant murals created by Kerry at Brunton Square and the Green Square before engaging with local shopkeepers.

Said one of the Love Cowdenbeath Group members, on the visit: "It’s an important day for the town to gain recognition for the great work that has and is being carried out.

"The judging panel’s thoughts accounts for 80% of the overall score, with the final 20% of the vote being determined by public voting. This is a great opportunity to showcase Cowdenbeath High Street."

There is still time to cast your vote for Cowdenbeath, the public voting mechanism is open till October 7. Show your support by voting online at where you can vote once a day every day until the vote closes.