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Picture: Wallace FerrierArbroath is one of 56 beaches in Scotland which have been given the "Seaside Award" by Keep Scotland Beautiful - this is the first year Arbroath has qualified. A total of 30 criteria must be met and the water quality should be of "Good" standard or above to qualify.

*This story has been updated to reflect the fact that Arbroath beach won a "Seaside Award", and not a "Blue Flag award" as we originally reported.


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Posted - 27 May 2010 :  09:36:20 AM Show Profile Visit Timeshift's HomepageSend Timeshift a Private Message Reply with Quote
That's excellent news and hopefully will help in the promotion of the town as a tourist resort along with the Harbour,,,,,,,,,,,,Bob
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Cool! big grin Here is the Keep Scotland Beautiful award page for Arbroath - http://coastal.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/scottish-beach.asp?beach=68

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I think there is a programme on the telly tonight about Scotlands beaches so it may be featured

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Posted - 27 May 2010 :  12:55:44 PM Show Profile Visit amy's HomepageSend amy a Private Message Reply with Quote
Thats great to hear, you always hear about other beaches achieving it but fantastic for Arbroath beach to achieve it

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Since the waste water facility was built at hatton the water is probably cleaner now than it's been in 70 plus years!
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The water was crystal clear at the weekend when I was kayaking/snorkelling a couple of hundred yards out from the harbour entrance. Real Jacques Cousteau stuffbig grin
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First Blue Flag award for Arbroath beach smilesmile
I think this is absolutely wonderfull news for Arbroath , but what Im going to say next I'll probably get slated for . With all the news about the West Links needing upgraded I think we will all agree on that , lovely as it is ,it now falls a wee bit short of Montrose , Carnoustie and Monifieth , and there are a lot of other little odds and ends here and there in our town that could be doing with a good freshen up , now this is where I'll probably land in a wee bit of bother . I do not see any reason at all why we cannot use the physically fit unemployed to do a lot of the work that is needed ,after all Arbroath people did it in the days of the depression , IE the Vicky Park , the outdoor bathing pool, I do not see any reason at all why we cant do it now . I know there are health and safety issues , there are also insurance issues , but all of these can be over-come , Remember YTS and YOP Schemes , I know a lot of that was working for pittence schemes but just now with the economic climate the way it is, I just feel this is the way to go if we are to brighten up our town , appologies if I have offended anyone it's just the way Im feeling about our town at the moment
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Hate to put a dampner on everyones excitement... But it's not actually got Blue Flag status. It has been awarded the Seaside Award though, which is still fabulous news!! big grin I saw the flag up today, it looks cool!

Laura xx
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Yeah I was confused about that too - the BBC reported it as having a Blue Flag - but the link to the Keep Scotland Beautiful website shows a yellow flag on the map - not a blue one. Still good I guess tongue

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At blueflag.org the list of Scottish beaches with a Blue Flag are:

Scotland Fife Aberdour Silver Sands
Scotland Dundee Broughty Ferry Beach
Scotland Fife Burntisland
Scotland Fife Elie Woodhaven (Ruby Bay)
Scotland Angus Montrose
Scotland Fife St Andrews West Sands

Oh well!! Well done Montrose!


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quote:
Originally posted by David

At blueflag.org the list of Scottish beaches with a Blue Flag are:

Scotland Fife Aberdour Silver Sands
Scotland Dundee Broughty Ferry Beach
Scotland Fife Burntisland
Scotland Fife Elie Woodhaven (Ruby Bay)
Scotland Angus Montrose
Scotland Fife St Andrews West Sands

Oh well!! Well done Montrose!



It's like they've tiptoed around Arbroath. The unrepresentative swine! winking
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Once again Arbroath has been awarded this status, along with Lunan bay, montrose, monifieth and carnoustie big grin

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Really loved playing on the beach, opposite the red lion, great memories after 40 odd yrs
a great achievement... WELL DESERVED.
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Man I really enjoy playing on beach with friends when I am alone no fun with friends fun every where
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