Loo beauty as area is flushed with awards

The Ruby Bay award winning toilets
The Ruby Bay award winning toilets
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North east Fife has shown it’s no bog standard place to live by wiping the floor with the competition at the national toilet awards.

Elie Harbour, Elie Ruby Bay and Kingsbarns’ public conveniences were each recognised at the National Loo of the Year Awards 2013.

Kingsbarns was judged to have reached the Gold standard, run by the British Toilet Association, and is in the running to become Overall Scottish Winner. Both Elie facilities were honoured with Silver awards.

The three local facilities made up the bulk of the Fife winners on the toilet roll of honour. Only Dysart’s Harbourmaster’s House, which won a Platinum award, and Aberdour Silver Sands, Gold, were also honoured locally.

Amanda McFarlane, chief executive of the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust which maintains the toilets, said: “We are thrilled to receive these awards, especially in our first year of managing these toilets, and we are grateful to Fife Council for entrusting these vital facilities to us.

“I would like to thank our dedicated team as, without them, we would not have secured these awards.”

Beaches and coastal officer Robbie Blyth also paid tribute to the Trust’s dedicated team of toilet attendants, lifeguards, beach patrollers, litter pickers and cleaners.

He said it was down to their hard work and dedication that ensured the ever-growing number of visitors to Fife Coastal Path had such superb facilities.

“We look forward to doing even better next year, as the public toilets are vital for users of Fife’s beaches and Coastal Path,” added Robbie.