SIF Riof

Janet Marshall

Join this beach clean to help us stop harmful litter from reaching the ocean and collect vital data that we can use to bring about positive change for our seas.

  • Beach stretch:

    SIF Riof - Isle of Lewis and Harris

  • Date and time:

    16 Feb 2024, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Meeting point:

    Beside the shingle beach at Riof village

  • Capacity:

    10 volunteers - 9 spaces left

  • School friendly?


A map showing the SIF Riof - Isle of Lewis and Harris beach stretch plotted on it

This is part of the Scottish Island Federation research project where we clean just a 10m stretch finely. We cleaned this same stretch 3 months ago and there were horrific amounts of expanded polystyrene that meant we were only able to deep clean 1m of the 10m stretch.

Beach stretch details

The small shingly beach at Riof village facing Miavig. Many polystyrene beads are found here. SIF collect data from a 10m stretch within the area shown on the map.

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.