Portobello beach clean

Lucy Robertson

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:

    Portobello beach, Edinburgh

  • Date and time:

    11 Sep 2021, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

  • Meeting point:

    Outside The Beach House/The Esplanade

  • Capacity:

    20 volunteers - 8 spaces left

  • School friendly?


A map showing the Portobello beach, Edinburgh beach stretch plotted on it

Hello there lovely beach clean volunteers :) 

I realise 9am on a Saturday is a big ask for a lot of people! But I thought it was a good idea to get to it early before the beach gets too busy. 

The meeting point is The Beach House, at the end of Bath Street.  

If you could bring with you a bag for the rubbish you collect (e.g. an old bag for life you don't mind getting dirty, bin bag, empty composte bag etc...), a pair of gloves and a litter picker (if you have one). 

It's only a 100m stretch of the beach so it's not a big area to cover and shouldn't take too long. We will be finished around perfect brunch time! 

See you all there :)

Thanks, <br /> Lucy 

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.