Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Small, local, private, social distancing beach cleans

Now that rules across the UK allow for more time to be spent outside, we are happy for volunteers to run beach cleans and litter surveys again – but only as small, local and private events, following the simple rules below:

  1. Always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  2. A private event with group numbers that follow your government advice, with social distancing measures in place
  3. Only clean a beach that is local to you (within 5 miles) – we don’t want to encourage anyone to travel
  4. Book these as private, closed events to avoid clashes with other beach cleans
  5. Update your risk assessment in accordance to our new safety guidelines
  6. Stay 2m apart from people other than your household
  7. Use gloves, litter pickers (if you have them) and wash your hands

To help we have updated all our resources including the health and safety guidelines and Q&A. Please do have a look at these and review the government advice before you start.

If you’ve never run a beach clean or litter survey before we’re happy to help you get started. Please give our team a call on 01989 567807 or email us at Beachwatch@mcsuk.org

Joining us on the beach? Find your event below and click on the link for times, the meeting place and to register your attendance.

Registering is important so that organisers know how much equipment to bring, and they may have additional instructions to send you. Find out more about what's involved here.

Format: 2020-07-03
25 February 2018
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 2:00pm Iain House View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 2:00pm Iain House View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Newburgh Forvie National Nature Reserve 11:00am Annabel Drysdale View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire St Combs St Combs Beach 11:00am Lorna Dow View details & register » 3
Angus Carnoustie East Haven 10:00am Wendy Murray View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Lunan Bay North 2:00pm Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Angus Arbroath Auchmithie 10:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Angus Carnoustie Carnoustie 11:00am Natalie Ross View details & register » 3
Angus Arbroath Arbroath West 1:00pm Fiona O'Connor View details & register » 3
08 July 2018
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen Harbour (South Shore) 2:00pm Iain House View details & register » 3
10 November 2018
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Donmouth 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Torry Battery 11:45am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Banff Greenbanks Bay 10:00am Jodie Rhodes View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Montrose St Cyrus Sands 12:00pm Simon Ritchie View details & register » 3
Alderney St Anne Braye 2:00pm Lindsay Pyne View details & register » 3
Angus Arbroath Elliot Links 2:00pm Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
17 August 2018
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Torry Battery 1:00pm Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
12 January 2019
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen 10:30am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Montrose St Cyrus Sands 1:00pm Simon Ritchie View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Banff Greenbanks Bay 10:00am Jodie Rhodes View details & register » 3
Alderney St Anne Braye 2:00pm Lindsay Pyne View details & register » 3
16 November 2019
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Donmouth 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Donmouth 10:30am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Montrose Johnshaven 1:30pm Rebecca Chambers View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Newburgh Forvie National Nature Reserve 11:00am David Pickett View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire St Combs St Combs Beach 11:00am Julie Ellis View details & register » 3
08 December 2019
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Torry Battery 12:00pm Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen 10:00am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
01 February 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen 10:00am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
14 March 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
14 June 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen Harbour (South Shore) 2:00pm Iain House View details & register » 3
19 September 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
05 December 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Donmouth 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
18 March 2018
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Aberdeenshire Johnshaven Lathallan 11:00am Rebecca Chambers View details & register » 3
17 March 2019
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Aberdeenshire Montrose Johnshaven - Haughs 2:30pm Rebecca Chambers View details & register » 3
23 June 2019
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Aberdeenshire Montrose Johnshaven 11:30am Rebecca Chambers View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
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Angus Arbroath Arbroath West 1:00pm Fay Forge View details & register » 3
Angus Carnoustie Carnoustie 11:00am Natalie Ross View details & register » 3
10 March 2018
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Angus Carnoustie East Haven 10:00am Wendy Murray View details & register » 3
12 May 2018
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Angus Carnoustie East Haven 3:00pm Wendy Murray View details & register » 3
15 July 2018
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Angus Carnoustie East Haven 10:00am Wendy Murray View details & register » 3
03 March 2018
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Angus Monifieth Monifieth 10:00am Alex Graham View details & register » 3
07 April 2018
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Angus Monifieth Monifieth 10:00am Alex Graham View details & register » 3
05 May 2018
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Angus Monifieth Monifieth 10:00am Alex Graham View details & register » 3
15 April 2018
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Angus Arbroath Arbroath West 3:30pm Fay Forge View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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Angus Ferryden Ferryden 9:30am Kelly Ann Dempsey View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Scurdie Ness South 11:00am Kelly Ann Dempsey View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
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Angus Montrose Montrose 1:00pm Kelly Ann Dempsey View details & register » 3