Greener Orkney - Big Data Collection 2023 (Joined by Orkney Harbour Authority)

Greener Orkney Charity Group

All of our events are arranged in line with national and local government Covid guidance. Please ensure that you know and understand the current rules.

  • Beach stretch:

    Scapa Beach - Toilets

  • Date and time:

    5 Feb 2023, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Meeting point:

    The beach clean will start at the toilet block at the Scapa Beach

  • Capacity:

    100 volunteers - 99 spaces left

  • School friendly?


A map showing the Scapa Beach - Toilets beach stretch plotted on it

Please join us for our 'Winter 2023 - Big Data Collection' event.

This is the first of many beach cleans lined up in Orkney and the surrounding isles which aims to provide supporting evidence for the marine litter crisis affecting our beautiful shores. A host will be present from the Scottish Island Federation to lead the event and assist with adherence to data collection methodology. This is to ensure volunteers can replicate the same methodology at future cleaning events and host their own!

We need you to join us in protecting our beaches for the future. 

All PPE and equipment provided.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to assist in future events, stay updated through the MCS webpage or please reach out to [email protected]

Beach stretch details

The beach clean will start at the toilet block at the Scapa Beach

Also worth knowing…

What to bring: We’d recommend you pack a rucksack with a few essentials like sunscreen, waterproofs, hand sanitiser, and perhaps some snacks and a drink (in a reusable bottle, of course).

What to wear: If you're picking up litter with your hands it's worth wearing a strong pair of gloves - like gardening gloves - just to make sure you're protected. Sturdy shoes are a must for protection too.

Under 16s: To comply with our insurance, volunteers under 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult who will be asked to sign a parental / guardian consent form on the day by the beach clean organiser.