Kingdom flushed with success

Ruby Bay toilets
Ruby Bay toilets
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Three public conveniences in North East Fife have been recognised once again in the National Loo of the Year Awards.

Top prizes have gone to Elie’s Harbour and Ruby Bay toilets, as well as those at Kingsbarns Beach.

It is the second year that all three locations have been included in the competition.

The facilities at Kingsbarns won gold, while Elie’s two sets of toilets were both distinguished with silver commendations.

Other toilets to receive awards in the Kingdom are those at Dysart’s Harbourmaster’s House, which received the highest accolade with a platinum award; Aberdour Silver Sands; Aberdour Black Sands;Beach Brae at Kinghorn and the Eden Estuary Centre at Guardbridge.

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

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

“We’ve 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.

Following their recognition, the Harbourmaster’s House along with both Aberdour beaches, Kinghorn, Kingsbarns and the Eden Estuary are now in the running to be shortlisted for the overall national awards.