The Scottish Costal Clean Up-June24-1

This month saw the return of The Scottish Costal Clean Up‘s annual Big beach Clean event, which also coincided with World Ocean Day. As well as celebrating all things ocean, they also celebrated the many amazing people and organisations who work tirelessly to help keep Scotland’s beaches clean. As part of the Big Beach Clean they travelled to Port Logan to meet and beach clean with Solway Firth Partnership and local beach cleaning group O N US South West Scotland. They learnt about the difficulties they face in accessing some of the worse affected areas. It was also interesting to see the types of rubbish found on this stretch of coastline (which is flanked by the Irish sea), with plastic travelling up from the south, over from Ireland and many items that can be traced back to locations much further afield, like Canada.