Highland Success in Scottish Beach Awards

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that 12 beaches in the Highlands have received Scottish Beach Awards in 2018, recognising the high standards provided to users - from keeping sand litter free to providing excellent information and accessible amenities.

Signalling the start of the traditional Scottish bathing season on 1st June, the annual Scottish Beach Awards celebrate some of the best managed beaches in the country and act as a benchmark for local environmental quality on Scotland’s coastline.

Two new beaches join the award winners in 2018, bringing the impressive total to 61 in Scotland that will be flying the Scottish Beach Awards flag from the start of next month. The new additions are Prestwick in South Ayrshire, and Yellowcraig in East Lothian, which returns after a year of absence.

The Highland winning beaches include:

●Achmelvich Bay
●Brora Beach
●Dornoch Beach
●Loch Morlich

Convener of The Highland Council, Cllr Bill Lobban said:

“The natural environment is an important reason why people visit the Highlands and our beaches play a huge part in this, as well as being important assets for local communities and their economies which is why it is vital that our coastlines are maintained to the highest standards to continue to attract visitors from near and far.

“I am absolutely delighted that the successful coast management and excellent quality of these Highland beaches has once again been nationally recognised. It is evidence of the quality and top experience that they offer and to do so well year after year is a great achievement for everyone involved. I would like to pay tribute to our staff and thank them for all that they do to help to keep them clean for visitors and locals to enjoy.”

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