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BEST BEACHES IN SCOTLAND FLYING FLAG FOR SEASIDE STANDARDS

Keep Scotland Beautiful confirms 2015 winners of Seaside Awards

The charity for Scotland’s environment, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced the 2015 winners of the Scottish Seaside Awards - rewarding the efforts of beach managers and communities Scotland-wide in maintaining high standards. The news comes as beaches prepare to welcome visitors for the busy summer season starting on 1st June.

 

60 beaches in Scotland have been recognised in the 2015 awards for their excellent safety and environmental management procedures and good water quality. The Seaside Awards are designed to recognise the complete visitor experience, from parking to water quality, from toilet provision to cleanliness of the beach itself. As a result, beaches from the Scottish Borders to Shetland will be flying the Seaside Award flag this season.

 

Celebrating some of the cleanest and best managed beaches in the country, the Seaside Awards scheme has been used as a quality benchmark for Scotland’s beaches for the past 23 years with St Andrews West Sands, in Fife, and Gullane Bents, in East Lothian, winning every year since the awards were first introduced.

 

Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said:

 

“Beaches are an important asset to communities and their economies. It is vital that our coastlines are maintained to the highest standards to continue to attract visitors from near and far, and protect our environment. Keep Scotland Beautiful will continue its work to ensure that Scotland’s beaches offer a great day out.

 

“From bustling promenades to secluded bays, our beaches have something for everyone to enjoy. It is greatly encouraging that such high environmental standards being kept throughout Scotland.”

 

A map showing all the award-winning beaches with directions, facilities and pictures can be found here

 

Keep Scotland Beautiful has also confirmed that Elie Ruby Bay in Fife has been successful in achieving the international Blue Flag designation.

29 May 2015

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