Great British Beach Clean Up appeal for Scottish volunteers

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

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

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