The Scottish Coastal Clean Up

beach litter

5 Year Plan

Over the next 5 years we have set ourselves the ambitious task of clearing 70% of marine litter off the beautiful Scottish coastline:

2021 – Berwick-upon-Tweed to Edinburgh
2022 – Berwick-upon-Tweed to Aberdeen
2023 – Berwick-upon-Tweed to ?
2024 – Berwick-upon-Tweed to ?
2025 – The entire coastline!

We have set up Facebook Groups for the different coastal areas: Aberdeen to Queensferry and Edinburgh to Berwick – upon – Tweed, join them to be kept up to date with the latest news and to connect with others in your area.

2021 beach clean

Annual June Event

Our annual June event encompasses World Environment Day on 5th June and World Ocean Day on 8th June. In 2021 we had over 70 brilliant community and family groups covering the coastline between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh over one weekend. This year we hope to build on the success of last years event and have extended the clean up the coast to Aberdeen!

To get involved we ask people to pick a spot on the coastline they would like to tackle, then pop a pin in our map to show where you’ll be (use the ‘add marker’ button on the top right). You can add in more details such as time and meeting place if other volunteers are welcome to join you: https://getethermap.org/m/scottishcoastalcleanup

We have set up Facebook Groups for the different coastal areas: Aberdeen to Queensferry and Edinburgh to Berwick – upon – Tweed, join them to be kept up to date with the latest news and to connect with others in your area.

litter gathered on Ulva

Beach Blitz

As well as our annual June event, we hold various other cleans throughout the year to target identified litter hotspots around the
Scottish coast. In April 2022 we successfully removed 75m3 of marine detritus off the Isle of Ulva over one weekend. We plan to return to the island to finish the mammoth task we started, and also have our sites set on the Mull of Galloway in the near future.

If you know of any coastal areas that are particularly badly affected by litter that would benefit from having a team of volunteers carry out a beach blitz then drop an email to [email protected]

To stay up to date with our latest beach cleaning news and events follow our Facebook page.