A beach in Elie has been recognised as a jewel in the Kingdom’s coastal crown after scooping the coveted Blue Flag accolade.
Ruby Bay was the only beach in Scotland to receive the top honour while a number of Fife’s beautiful shorelines, including Leven East, won Seaside Awards.
We are thrilled so many of Fife’s beaches continue to receive these awards. This is another reason why Fife is the most-visited region for outdoor recreationAmanda McFarlane, chief executive of Fife Coast and Countryside Trust
The recognition means people using the beaches can be assured of the highest possible water quality and excellent facilities including the presence of water safety staff, first aid, litter management, access for the disabled and regular cleaning.
The Seaside Award celebrates some of the cleanest and best managed beaches in the country and has been used as a quality mark for the country’s beaches for the past 22 years.
Deputy Provost Kay Morrison said: “To have so many coastal awards is a fantastic achievement for all concerned and reflects the hard work and commitment of the Council, Fife Coast & Countryside Trust and Fife communities.
There are some really innovative pieces of work happening along Fife’s coast that all contribute to delivering an award winning coastline year after year.”
Amanda McFarlane, chief executive of Fife Coast and Countryside Trust - which manages both the beaches and coastal path on behalf of Fife Council - said: “We are thrilled so many of Fife’s beaches continue to receive these awards. This is another reason why Fife is the most-visited region for outdoor recreation.”