The Isle of Arran is the first community in Scotland to be granted "Plastic-Free Community" status from the marine conservation group Surfers Against Sewage (SAS).

TAP-Arran worked with local businesses, community groups and with North Ayrshire Council to to implement all of the SAS five point plan.



See what we found on Arran's beaches
during the Great British Beach Clean

Groups across the island organised beach cleans to contribute to the UK-wide Great British Beach Clean.

We've put together documents detailing the different types of items found on Arran's beaches including pie charts to show the proportion of each type of item found. You can see all the details here.




TAP is working with NAC to achieve "Plastic Free" status

North Ayrshire Council is aiming to achieve "Plastic Free" status and TAP is one of the main parts of this objective.

In working towards this objective, TAP has achieved "Plastic-Free Community" status for the Isle of Arran.


  1. Our Goal

    Our goal is for Arran's coastline to be plastic free. With this aim in mind, we led Arran to become the first community in Scotland to achieve the Plastic Free Coastline accreditation from SAS.

    And, this is just the beginning....

  2. What you can do?

    There are so many little things that each of us can do every day. We have a list of suggestions here.

    You could Become a friend of TAP

    Arran businesses could apply for TAP Plastic-Free Business accreditation

    Arran organisations could be TAP Allies

  3. Get in touch

    Would you like get in touch? Just drop us an email at info@thinkaboutplastic-arran.co.uk