City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

MCS Coastal Clean Up


By edg - Posted on 02 September 2014

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Event details
Venue: 
Cramond Beach
Telephone (info): 
01989 566017

The Marine Conservation Society's annual beach clean is open to anyone who wants to help keep Scottish beaches litter free

From syringes to ceramics, plasters to panty lines, fishing line to fridges and plastics to pushbikes – it’s all been found on Scottish beaches at one time or another and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the UK’s leading marine charity, says it needs beach lovers in the country to help pick up even more rubbish.

Thousands of volunteers will be hittin the beaches around the UK as well as the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

During the event, volunteer litter pickers will clean up and record the rubbish they find, as part of the International Coastal Cleanup which takes place in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. The data collected will help MCS shape its beach litter campaigns and keep up pressure on Governments to act to reduce the amount of rubbish that blights our beaches.

To get involved in Beachwatch Big Weekend in Scotland visit www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch or telephone 01989 566017.