THE ‘Great British Beach Clean’ is just nine days away but organisers say just 122 people have so far signed-up to take part in Scotland.
That’s despite the Marine Conservation Society running 40 beach cleans and surveys across Scotland.
Now MCS has issued an SOS for people to get involved and register their support for the event which takes place between September 15 and 18.
Catherine Gemmell, MCS Scotland Conservation Officer, said: “Last year an amazing 1,773 volunteers took part in the Great British Beach Clean on Scottish beaches.
“We’d love to see even more people heading to the country’s beaches and helping clean up at the events that have been organised.”
They say each takes a couple of hours and alongside the clean 100 metres of beach are surveyed.
The information will be used by MCS to work with governments and industry in the charity’s ongoing work to stop litter getting on to our beaches in the first place.
Volunteers can find out more on their website at www.mcsuk.org/waitrose.
The full list of Scottish events is below:
Aberdeen North N1 – Aberdeen
Johnshaven – Aberdeenshire
Forvie National Nature Reserve – Aberdeenshire
Lunan Bay North – Angus
Montrose – Angus
East Haven – Angus
Elliot Links – Angus
Auchmithie – Angus
Arbroath East – Victoria Park Beach – Angus
Arbroath West – Angus
Gareloch S of Rhu Spit – Argyll
West Bay – Argyll and Bute
Arrochar Shore – Argyll and Bute
Irvine Ayrshire – North Broughty Ferry East End – Dundee
Gullane Bents – East Lothian
Prestonpans East Beach – East Lothian
Gosford Bay – East Lothian
Cramond – Edinburgh
Wardie Bay – Edinburgh
Portobello North/Seafield – Edinburgh
Bo’ness – Grangepans – John Muir Way East UFBC – Falkirk
Blackness – Falkirk
Blacksands – Fife
Tentsmuir Point National Nature Reserve- Fife
Maidens rock Beach – Fife
Kinghorn Harbour – Fife
Dornoch Sands – Highland
Embo Beach – Highland
Ullapool East Shore Beach – Highland
Lunderston Bay – Inverclyde
Spey Bay – Moray
Kilmory / Torrylinn Beach, Isle of Arran – North Ayrshire
Portmahomack – Ross-Shire
Shandwick Bay – Ross-shire
Nigg – Ross-Shire
Saltburn – Ross-Shire
Burnmouth Bay – Scottish Borders
Bo’ness – Grangepans – John Muir Way – West Lothian
Bo’ness – Grangepans – John Muir Way West UFBC – West Lothian
Bo’ness – Grangepans – John Muir Way West 2 UFBC – West Lothian