SAS Beach Cleanup - Belhaven 27th August

Submitted by jjma on Mon, 16 Aug '10 8.06pm

Please read the following and think about coming along to help keep the beaches of the east coast clean for all that use them:

Surfers Against Sewage’s 20th Anniversary Beach Clean Tour Hits Scotland!

This August, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), in association with the Quiksilver Foundation, will be hitting the road with the biggest beach clean tour in its history. Since 1994, the volume of marine litter on UK beaches has increased by 146%* and SAS is helping combat this tide line of trash through its beach cleans and ongoing campaigns. ‘Motivocean’ is SAS’s most ambitious beach clean tour to date and will be calling in at over 20 major UK beaches and waterside locations across the nation, including 2 locations in Scotland:

Friday 27th August Belhaven, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1pm

The sea and coastal environment are a vital component of so many sporting activities from sailing to surfing, and SAS hopes to further build awareness about coastal conservation by linking beach sports to the protection of the environment.

Hugo Tagholm, Director of Surfers Against Sewage, commented, “We’re delighted to be holding our ‘Motivocean 20th Anniversary Beach Clean Tour’ at these locations in Scotland, where some of the UK’s best surfing waves break. The tour will help us engage a record number of new environmental activists and volunteers to make a meaningful difference to the UK’s precious beaches and the wider marine environment. We look forward to welcoming everyone to local events; our members, supporters, families and youth volunteers.”

To sign up please email with the location you’d like to join SAS at,

your name, age and contact details.

So, please come along to an event near you, meet SAS team members and like-minded volunteers, and help protect a beach near you!