Arran joined in the Great British Beach Clean

20 to 23 September

On the weekend of Friday 20 September to Monday 23 September people and organisations across Arran engaged in beach cleans across the island. Some of these were organised by local organisations who are regularly involved in beach cleans. Some were organised by TAP.

We all gathered important information about how much plastic is in our seas

This island-wide event came with a difference. Each clean importantly collected information (using a simple tick sheet for 100 yards of beach) about the type and amount of litter which was collected and this will provide an important base-line of data to monitor and quantify the extent and nature of the problem of litter (and particularly plastic) on Arran. Once collated by TAP, it will be available to anyone on Arran. It will also contribute to the data which the Marine Conservation Society provides for the Sottish and UK Governments and which is shared internationally.

We will soon be posting the collated data from all the Arran beach cleans. Watch this space.

See what we found on Arran's beaches

2019 - Results of the 2019 Great British Beach Clean on Arran

2018 - Results of the 2018 Great British Beach Clean on Arran