FIFE'S public toilets are no loo-sers and have cleaned up at a competition dubbed the 'Washroom Oscars'.

The Kingdom's facilities were named the best in the UK at the Loo of the Year Awards 2022 and representatives from Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) were there to lift the trophy in Birmingham.

The trust manages the 15 public toilets on behalf of Fife Council, including those on the Fife Coastal Path at Aberdour's Silver Sands and Black Sands.

The awards celebrate ‘away from home’ washrooms and all entries are judged on more than 100 criteria following an unannounced visit by a Loo of the Year inspector.

The judging criteria includes décor, fixtures and fittings, security, air quality, signage and overall standards of cleanliness and management.

Robbie Blyth, head of operations at FCCT, said: “Our success in these prestigious awards reflects the hard work, commitment and dedication of our small team. Their job was especially challenging last year thanks to the great summer weather and popularity of staycations.

“This is our 11th Loo of the Year Awards but we won’t sit back and relax. We’re always working to improve public toilet provision in Fife and look forward to opening a new toilet block at Elie Ruby Bay in time for spring.”

Further accolades collected by FCCT were the UK Market Sector Award for Beaches and the Scotland national awards for ECO Friendly Toilets, Local Authority Entries, Beaches, Car Parks toilets Washroom Cleaner of the Year.

Stephen Carter, Chair of FCCT, said: "Our full-time and seasonal staff work really hard to maintain facilities that add to the enjoyment of the many thousands of locals and tourists who visit our places every year. I’m delighted they have received these accolades."

Councillor Altany Craik, Fife Council’s spokesperson for finance, economy and strategic planning added his congratulations, saying: "Well done to our colleagues at Fife Coast and Countryside Trust. They do a fantastic job taking care of our toilets across the Kingdom. I’m delighted that their hard work has been recognised."