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. On distance to travel, please always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  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: 2020-08-04
28 April 2019
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Angus Arbroath Arbroath West 1:30pm Fay Forge View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Angus Arbroath Arbroath West 1:30pm Fay Forge View details & register » 3
Angus Arbroath Auchmithie 10:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Lunan Bay North 2:00pm Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Lunan Bay North 12:00pm Crawford Paris View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Angus Monifieth Monifieth 11:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Angus Arbroath Elliot Links 2:00pm Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Antrim Larne Browns Bay 10:30am Elena Aceves-Cully View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Angus Montrose Montrose 2:00pm Kelly Ann Dempsey View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Angus Ferryden Ferryden 10:30am Kelly Ann Dempsey View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Scurdie Ness South 12:00pm Kelly Ann Dempsey View details & register » 3
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay North 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay South 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
19 September 2019
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Angus Carnoustie Barry Sands West 5:00pm Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Arbroath Arbroath West 1:30pm Fay Forge View details & register » 3
04 April 2020
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Angus Carnoustie East Haven 9:30am Wendy Murray View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay North 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Craignure Laggan Sands 12:30pm Marie Fox View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar - east of metal bridge 10:30am Helen Downie View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rothesay Kerrycroy beach - mid to north end. 2:00pm Sandra MacMillan View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rothesay Kerrycroy beach. 2:00pm Sandra MacMillan View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Tobermory Tobermory Beach 1:30pm Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Portnacroish Castle Stalker view 9:45am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Esplanade 11:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay South 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
Antrim Glengormley Hazelbank Beach 2:00pm Jason Foster View details & register » 3
Antrim Larne Browns Bay 10:30am Elena Aceves-Cully View details & register » 3
Antrim Bushmills White Park Bay 10:30am Ruth Linton View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Dunoon West Bay 10:00am Anoushka Havinden View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 12:30pm Ben Appleby View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Creagan Bay 1:30pm Janie Steele View details & register » 3
05 June 2018
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Antrim Bangor Ballyholme Beach 10:30am Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
27 September 2019
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Antrim Portrush Portrush East Strand 9:30am Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
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Argyll and Bute Rhu Gareloch S of Rhu Spit 2:00pm Peter Knox View details & register » 3
11 April 2018
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Argyll and Bute Oban George Street - Oban Bay 10:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Argyll and Bute Rhu Gareloch S of Rhu Spit 2:00pm Peter Knox View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rothesay Kames Bay South of The Kames Hotel 11:00am Michaela Blair View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban George Street - Oban Bay 11:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Corran Esplanade South #1 11:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Corran Esplanade South #2 11:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Port Mor 4:30pm Janie Steele View details & register » 3
17 August 2018
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Argyll and Bute Rothesay Ettrick Bay, Bute 2:00pm Sandra MacMillan View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rothesay Ettrick Bay (mid-section) 10:30am Sandra MacMillan View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
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Argyll and Bute Oban Dunstaffnage Back Beach #2 (Dunbeg PS) 10:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Connel - Oyster Inn (Achaleven PS) 1:30pm Janie Steele View details & register » 3