Flushed with pride as loo joins top toilet list

The toilets at the Eden Estuary Centre in Guardbridge have struck gold in the National Loo of the Year awards. (Photo by Peter Adamson)
The toilets at the Eden Estuary Centre in Guardbridge have struck gold in the National Loo of the Year awards. (Photo by Peter Adamson)

Staff at the Eden Estuary Centre in Guardbridge are flushed with pride after striking gold in the National Loo of the Year Awards 2014 .

Now even greater success could be in the pipeline for the facility, which is one of six in Fife in the running for the overall national title.

The spotless sextet also includes Kingsbarns beach, which scooped gold for the second year running, while the toilets at Elie Harbour and Ruby Bay both achieved silver.

All of the winning toilets are managed and maintained by the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT), which is also responsible for the Fife Coastal Path and Fife’s beaches.

Amanda McFarlane, FCCT chief executive, said: “We have been managing these coastal toilets for the past two years and we are delighted that so many of our facilities have been nationally recognised.

“We have done even better this year with eight toilets winning awards and look forward to continued success in the future.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to our dedicated staff for their commitment to maintaining these much needed facilities to the highest possible standards.”

The National Loo of the Year Awards are run by the British Toilet Association to encourage the highest possible standards in all types of public or ‘away-from-home’ toilets. Other Fife winners include Dysart’s Harbourmaster’s House and Aberdour Silver Sands.