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Six South Ayrshire Beaches Receive Prestigious Award from Keep Scotland Beautiful

KSB Beach Awards 23

Six beaches in South Ayrshire have scooped the prestigious Scotland's Beach Award from environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful. 

For the first time, all beaches maintained by South Ayrshire Council have been awarded, with Ayr, Prestwick, Girvan, Maidens, Troon South beach and Barassie being recognised for their amenities, biodiversity and cleanliness.

Scotland's Beach Awards aims to recognise fabulous beaches and to improve the economic and aesthetic value of the coastline for community and visitors alike. The award is the only national benchmark for local environmental quality celebrating clean, well-managed and sustainable beaches.

Councillor Martin Kilbride, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Buildings, Housing and Environment said: "I'm delighted that all six of our beaches have been recognised with these awards.

"South Ayrshire is renowned for its stunning coastline, and people from all over the country come here every year to make the most of our beautiful scenery. Our teams work really hard to maintain our beaches all year round, and I'd like to thank them for their continued efforts.

"I'd also like to thank all of the community groups and individuals across the area who go out of their way to keep our beaches looking their best."

Councillor Alec Clark, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Culture and Rural Affairs said: "This is wonderful news and a well-deserved award for all six of our beautiful beaches.

"The awards are a testament to the hard work carried out by our teams, community groups and volunteers, and show that working in partnership really pays off. They all go above and beyond to make sure that our coastline is kept in pristine condition, and I'd like to extend my thanks.

"I hope this encourages even more people to visit South Ayrshire over the summer months!"   

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