While residents admit well-paid work is scarce, Scarborough’s politicians pin their hopes on a new potash mine and the engineering sector
The locals call it Scarbados, the Queen of the Coast. It has an ancient castle, spectacular cliffs, two sandy beaches and some of the most irresistible fish and chips in the country.
But there is a costly downside to living in Scarborough, according to a report from the Social Market Foundation, a thinktank. It found that low pay and high unemployment were common features of seaside life, along with poor health and educational attainment.