TAP is joining
The Great British Beach Clean

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

Information of what is found will be collected and shared with the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) which contributes to worldwide reporting on litter levels. The Marine Conservation Society (MSC) analyses the data each year to raise awareness of litter and how people can help reduce levels in the UK.

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.



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