Beach managers forum makes a splash

The second beach managers forum took place today, 7 December, bringing together beach managers from across Scotland to network and hear from a host of speakers. The event hosted 18 attendees and took place online.

This year, the event included a talk from Alistair Rennie from NatureScot who discussed the Dynamic Coasts project which is looking at coastal erosion in Scotland. The day also included updates from SEPA and the Scottish Government providing the Bathing Water Policy in Scotland. We also announced the final scores of our My Beach, Your Beach campaign and provided a reflection on the Beach Awards from 2022.

We have been awarding Scottish beaches for more than 30 years and are proud that some of the very best have flown our flag. The award recognises and celebrates the efforts of all involved to offer an excellent beach experience to everybody and the award shows the public that the beach and its environs are managed to the very best degree. Benefits of the Beach Award include elevating the profile of the beach, encouraging a boost of tourism and opening up local revenue opportunities.

Do you know a beach worthy of an award?

To gain an award, beaches must meet standards across three areas: Access, Facilities and Safety, Local Environment Quality, and Communities and Heritage.

Applications for the prestigious award open in early 2023, get in contact for more information.

Beach manager Robbie reflected on 30 years of the Beach Awards in a blog, describing what it is like to manage an award-winning beach. This is still available to read before you take the plunge and apply!

07 December 2022

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