2012 was a Wild Year in Fife Friday, December 21, 2012
Tree planting in Buckhaven Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Waxwing spotted in Leven Monday, December 10, 2012
Boardwalk to the wilderness Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Eden Estuary News Friday, November 30, 2012
Christmas Paper Craft Workshop Friday, November 9, 2012
Nature Trail Townhill Woods Thursday, November 1, 2012
Roadworks Wednesday, October 31, 2012
East Neuk Volunteers Friday, October 26, 2012
Volunteers Wanted!! Tuesday, October 16, 2012
East Neuk Volunteers Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Landslide on Coastal Path Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Path work at St Monans Church Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Adopt a Beach Thursday, October 4, 2012
Seabirds Friday, September 28, 2012
Fun Day Event at Aberdour Silver Sands Thursday, September 27, 2012
Be aware, landslide on Coastal Path Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Open Water Course Thursday, September 13, 2012
Eden Estuary News Monday, September 3, 2012
MCS Beachwatch Monday, September 3, 2012
Coastal Path Closure at Anstruther Monday, September 3, 2012
News from Eden Estuary Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Advice Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Litter Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Big thank you for a great Day Friday, August 10, 2012
Blue Flags for Fife Beaches Thursday, August 9, 2012
Jubilee beacon lights up East Lomond Thursday, August 9, 2012
Red Squirrels Thriving at Tentsmuir Thursday, August 9, 2012
Go nuts at Tentsmuir! Thursday, August 9, 2012
Eden Estuary News Thursday, August 9, 2012
See-Birds at The Castle Thursday, August 9, 2012
Clean up day Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Helping you find your Way Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Sophie Squirrel at the Big Tent Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Be Aware Friday, July 20, 2012
Elie Scarecrow Festival Monday, April 30, 2012
Completed path is on the map Friday, April 20, 2012
Harbourís history brought to life Friday, April 20, 2012
Nature's Beauty Monday, April 16, 2012
Fife's path just got longer ... Thursday, March 8, 2012
Eden Estuary News Friday, March 2, 2012
Eden Estuary News Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Dalbeath Marsh News Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Bluebells on the Move Thursday, January 26, 2012
Tree Planting Day Thursday, January 26, 2012
Teachers go down to the woods Thursday, January 26, 2012
Red Squirrel Trail Thursday, January 26, 2012

Blue Flags for Fife Beaches

Thursday, August 9, 2012
Fife beaches have been awarded the internationally prestigious Blue Flag status for this season.
Fife’s Blue Flag beaches are Burntisland Beach (holder since 2001), Elie Harbour Beach (a re-entry), Elie Ruby Bay (holder since 2009) and Kinghorn Pettycurr Bay Beach (a new entry). There are only 5 blue flag beaches in the whole of Scotland this season. In addition, 14 of Fife’s beaches have also received Seaside Awards.
Keep Scotland Beautiful – who administer the Blue Flag programme in Scotland on behalf of the Foundations for Environmental Education – base these annual awards on high standards of water quality, facilities, safety and cleanliness, as well as other services.
The scheme is acknowledged by 41 countries and is designed to raise environmental awareness and increase good environmental practice amongst tourists, local communities and beach and marina operators.
All four Blue flag beaches also received the Seaside Award status. In addition, eleven beaches have also been recognised with the Seaside Award. They are: Aberdour Black Sands (holder since 2009), and Aberdour Silver Sands. Anstruther Billowness (a re-entry), Crail Roome Bay (holder since 1999), Kinghorn Harbour (holder since 2009), Kingsbarns Beach (holder since 2003), Kirkcaldy Seafield (holder since 2008), Leven Beach, St Andrews West Sands and St Andrews East Sands,
Amanda McFarlane, Chief Executive of Fife Coast and Countryside Trust said: "These accolades are a welcome reassurance for the many people visiting these beaches – demonstrating that they are of the highest standard.
“With the recent extension of the Fife Coastal Path, there has never been a better time to visit Fife's award-winning coastline. The Path, which is Scotland's longest, now stretches 117 miles from Kincardine Bridge to Newburgh."
Derek Robertson, Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Chief Executive, said: “The Seaside & Blue Flag Awards highlight that these beaches are an important resource to the local economy and that they are your beaches to enjoy.
“I would like to pay tribute to all the hard work that goes in to achieving and keeping these awards by Fife Council and the local communities. I would encourage everyone, particularly in this economic climate, to make use of the fantastic Fife beaches this summer.”
Grant Ward, Head of Leisure & Cultural Services at Fife Council, added: "It's good to see a Blue Flag first for Kinghorn, Pettycur Bay and that Elie Harbour has had its flag reinstated.
"The coastal communities across Fife are very involved in helping Fife Council and its key partners, such as Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, in maintaining these high standards. This great result for Fife is testament to the good work that these volunteers do.”

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