Find out where the 2012 winning Scottish Blue Flag beaches were by viewing our award holders map - or download the free Blue Flag app to help you easily locate your nearest Blue Flag beach in Scotland or abroad.
To celebrate Blue Flag's 25th anniversary year, a new smart phone app has been developed. The app is available for both Android and iPhone and can be downloaded for free: search the app stores for "Blue Flag" or follow the links below.
The Blue Flag programme is administered in Scotland by Keep Scotland Beautiful on behalf of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
The prestigious Blue Flag for beaches is acknowledged in 41 countries around the world. The programme is designed to raise environmental awareness and increase good environmental practice amongst tourists, local communities and beach and marina operators.
Eight Scottish beaches will fly the Blue Flag during the summer of 2012. They all achieve excellent water quality; provide good facilities, environmental education activities, and high levels of cleanliness. Blue Flag beaches will typically provide toilets, first aid, disabled access, facilities, information and maps. They are all supervised and often have lifeguards present during the peak season.
All Blue Flag beaches are monitored during the summer season. If problems are found, or criteria not met, the beach manager is asked to lower the flag until all standards are achieved again.
For information on the Blue Flag programme in other countries please visit the international Blue Flag website.
To find out more about applying for a Blue Flag please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Beach Criteria and Explanatory Notes