£100,000 for Scottish beach clean-ups

25 September 2018

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The Natural Environment Minister, Mairi Gougeon, has announced more support to tackle marine litter build-ups on Scotland’s coastlines. A total of £100,000 is being provided to extend the SCRAPbook (Scottish Coastal Rubbish Aerial Photography) project around the entire Scottish mainland.

SCRAPbook is a collaboration between three charities, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), Sky Watch Civil Air Patrol and the Moray Firth Partnership. It aims to identify the country’s most littered coastal areas to enable targeted clean-up operations and also provide practical help for the areas most affected.

The SCRAPbook map is available for anyone to use and by visiting the website people can see how much litter has been identified and how they might help in their own area.

Source: Scottish Government, 15 September 2018