Article written by Jamie Callaghan
An initiative aimed at making St Andrews’ famous beaches open to everyone has received a financial boost from Fife Council.
Members of the North East Fife Area Committee agreed last week to provide £7000 towards the Tourism St Andrews and Hamish Foundation scheme.
The organisation wants to purchase five beach wheelchairs, which will be available to book at no cost, providing opportunities for elderly residents and visitors and those with physical disabilities to access the beach.
Working with the Links Trust and the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, the scheme will be administered by a combination of volunteers and paid staff.
The Byre Theatre has offered the use of its booking system for the scheme, while all ongoing maintenance will be undertaken by the Links Trust.
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