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: 2020-07-04
03 March 2018
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Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
29 April 2018
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Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:30am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way East UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West 2 UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Fife Aberdour Blacksands 10:45am Gemma Thompson View details & register » 3
Fife Leuchars Tentsmuir Point National Nature Reserve 11:00am Elizabeth Downes View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:30am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
Fife St Andrews Maidens rock Beach 10:30am Tansy Torkington View details & register » 3
Fife Kinghorn Kinghorn Harbour 11:00am Carol Rhodes View details & register » 3
Fife Dalgety Bay St Bridget's Kirk 10:15am Joaquin Blasco View details & register » 3
13 April 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West 2 UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - east of beach 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
07 July 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way East UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West 2 UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - east of beach 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
Falkirk Blackness Blackness Boat Club Bay 1:00pm Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
15 August 2019
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Falkirk Bo'ness Kinneil LNR 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Falkirk Bo'ness Kinneil LNR 1:00pm Tara Proud View details & register » 3
19 January 2020
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Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:30am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
25 March 2018
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Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Car Park beach 3:00pm Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Brucehaven Road, West of Sailing Club 3:00pm Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Red Row Beach (East of Pier) 3:00pm Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
15 April 2018
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Fife Kinghorn Kinghorn Harbour 11:00am Carol Rhodes View details & register » 3
16 June 2018
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Fife Dalgety Bay New Harbour 10:30am Joaquin Blasco View details & register » 3
Fife Burntisland Burntisland 10:30am Jessie Lindsay View details & register » 3
15 July 2018
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Fife Kinghorn Kinghorn Harbour 11:00am Carol Rhodes View details & register » 3
26 April 2018
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Fife Anstruther Cellardyke 10:30am Kellie Scullion View details & register » 3
28 April 2018
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Fife North Queensferry Ferrycraigs north Queensferry 10:00am Steve MacLaurin View details & register » 3
19 May 2018
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Fife Elie Earlsferry (Elie) 11:00am Jessie Lindsay View details & register » 3
07 July 2018
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Fife Leven Leven 10:00am Rebecca Bauer View details & register » 3
04 August 2018
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Fife Buckhaven Buckhaven (Buckhaven Harbour - Wemyss Caves) 10:00am Rebecca Bauer View details & register » 3
01 July 2018
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Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Red Row Beach (East of Pier) 10:30am Katie Strang View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Brucehaven Road, West of Sailing Club 10:30am Katie Strang View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Car Park beach 10:30am Katie Strang View details & register » 3