Environmental Quality

Keep Scotland Beautiful is Scotland’s leading force acting, campaigning and training others to clean up local environments and to change the behaviour which blights our urban and rural landscape; it is part of our work to help make Scotland clean and green, today and tomorrow.

Beach Awards


Scotland’s beaches have something for everyone; excellent environmental quality, world class surf, bustling promenades, secluded bays and biodiversity rich shores. Maintaining standards is vitally important. Therefore, as part of our environmental contribution, Keep Scotland Beautiful manages Scotland's national Beach Awards, the Seaside Award and Blue Flag


These awards aim to encourage the protection and enhancement of this fabulous resource, focussing on our beaches, seas and marine life. We also aim to improve the economic and aesthetic value of the coastline for community and visitors alike by involving local communities in beach management and encouraging them to become guardians of their coastline.



Seaside Awards - building sandcastles

Keep Scotland Beautiful is the independent charity which is committed to making Scotland clean and green, today and tomorrow.


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Use our map to find a beach - and tell us what you think by submitting an online review!



Keep Scotland Beautiful confirms 2014 winners of Seaside Award.