Environmental Quality

Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that provides advice, support and training to others to achieve clean and safe local environments and to change behaviour. It's part of our work to make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.

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 charity that is committed to making Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.


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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.