Maidens beach scoops new award

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Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, announced that three beaches in South Ayrshire have been recognised for the high standard of facilities they provide to visitors - from keeping sand litter free to providing excellent information and clean facilities.

The South Ayrshire beaches have, for the first time ever, received the prestigious Scotland’s Beach Award - a newly launched accreditation for beach management in Scotland.

The beaches from South Ayrshire that have been recognised in this years awards are Ayr, Maidens Beach and Troon.

Maidens was also given a good rating in the recent European water quality standards ratings.

Celebrating some of the best managed beaches in the country, Scotland’s Beach Award has been introduced by Keep Scotland Beautiful as a quality benchmark for the provision of facilities to visitors along Scotland’s coastline - from toilet provision to maintaining beautiful promenades and secluded bays.

A map showing all the award-winning beaches with directions, facilities and pictures can be found at www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/beach. The award aims to improve the economic and aesthetic value of the coastline.