Beach award flags unfurled

Monifieth's Seaside flag was hoisted up the pole on Wednesday afternoon with the help of Councillors John Whyte and Rod Murray supported with Monifieth Community Counity and Eco Fest.
Monifieth's Seaside flag was hoisted up the pole on Wednesday afternoon with the help of Councillors John Whyte and Rod Murray supported with Monifieth Community Counity and Eco Fest.

THE OFFICIAL raising of the flag to mark Monifieth beach’s first Rural Seaside Award took place at the Blue Seaway last Wednesday.

Raising the flag on behalf of Angus Council, which made application for the award, Councillor John Whyte said: “I am delighted that we have achieved this award and hope that many more local people and visitors alike will be drawn to visit the beach.

“I would like to thank local groups and individuals, including Monifieth Eco Fest, Monifieth Community Council and Monifieth Local Partnership for their help , particularly with beach clean-ups and beach counts, which assisted the council’s efforts to achieve the award.”

The award was made under Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Seaside Award programme, which recognises Scotland’s best managed beaches. 56 beaches have achieved award status this year, including five in Angus.

Monifieth Bay is a site of special scientific interest for wildfowl and wading birds. Groynes and rocks are exposed at low tide.

Behind the beach there is an excellent play area for children and a skateboard park.

And the Resort Seaside Award for Broughty Ferry beach was unfurled last Friday to mark the start of the summer season.