A trio of awards

A trio of awards

Professor David Bellamy has named Elie, St Andrews and St Monans Holiday Parks as three of the UK's greenest places to take a break and has awarded each of them a special accolade for protecting and enhancing the natural world.

Abbeyford Leisure has planted hundreds of trees at Elie Holiday Park helping to create a natural haven for wildlife and is active in engaging with organisations such as the Fife Coast & Countryside Trust, Butterfly Conservation Scotland, Fife Nature and the Marine Conservation Society in a bid to help protect the environment.

These efforts have now won them three David Bellamy Conservation Awards, described by Professor Bellamy as the 'Green Olympics' for holiday parks.

David Bellamy said he was "absolutely amazed" when he discovered just how much was being done by holiday parks to protect and enhance the environment.

"Many parks like these have created wildlife wonderlands, and I think it's time they were given deserved recognition for their big commitment," said Professor Bellamy.

The parks are members of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association, the park industry's official body, which is assisting Professor Bellamy with the conservation awards project.