Marine Scotland

Keeping the Beaches Clean in Aberdeen

March 17, 2017 by No Comments

In the next few days some colleagues will be donning their gloves, picking up their biodegradable bags and heading out around the beaches of Aberdeen in an effort to rid the shores of unsightly litter. The first event is organised by the Marine Conservation Society at Nigg Bay, further details are shown below.

Aberdeen MCS 2017 beachcleans

Then on the 20th and 21st March starting at midday on both days, beach cleans will be happening as part of the Surfers Against Sewage annual “Big Spring Beach Clean”. Colleagues will be concentrating on three sites within Torry; Nigg Bay Beach, the beach running parallel to Greyhope Road prior to the first Harbour break water and the small beach just inside the first breakwater (see map).

Map of three areas - Surfers against Sewage

The first day meeting point is at Nigg Bay car park. Best reached on foot due to the current roadworks. Gloves and biodegradable bin bags will be supplied, however please bring your own gloves and bags if possible. A sharps box will be available on the day, please do not pick anything up that may cause harm – just inform the organisers and they will dispose of it in the sharps box. It goes without saying that the weather can still be brutal at this time of year so please dress appropriately. The cleans will last approximately 1 hour, but any time at all that can be spared is most appreciated.

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