Beach & Marine Education

The Beaches and Marine Litter Project aims to raise awareness and educate on the impacts of litter on beaches and the marine environment. By engaging local schools and community groups in workshops and carrying out regular clean ups, we help to reduce the unsightly marine litter problem Plus providing fun, educational workshops that encourage behaviour change to stop the litter at source.

It is a crime to Litter or fly-tip please bin it or take it to your local amenity site

Exhibition Stand

  • Attendance at fairs, community events & festivals
  • Showcasing GRAB projects, marine education, reuse/recycling ideas
  • Including activities, giveaways and face to face discussion/networking


  • Beach clean with MCS Beachwatch survey
  • Reduce Your Waste
  • A Plastic World
  • World Climate Summit Simulation
  • Iona and the Sea Storytelling
  • Seaweed Hunt
  • Waste Free Christmas

This is just an overview of workshops that we provide, please contact your local project worker for more information

Work Done in a Previous Funding Year

Glenbarr Primary School enjoyed a day at A'Chleit Beach discussing the issues around beach & marine litter followed by a beach clean collecting a staggering 42.2kg of litter! The children participated in the 'food chain' workshop and made a giant 'marine monster'.

We are working with Gigha Primary School to assist with the implementation of their Marine Litter Action Plan. This has been inspired by the children's passion to protect their marine environment and get others involved both locally and with similar islands throughout the world. The main focus of the Beach & Marine Litter Project has been to implement the MCS Beachwatch scheme with the school. The children completed the summer survey at Minister's Beach and we are working together to plan a Great British Beach Clean Survey in September where the organisation of the survey and management of data will be handed over to the Green Gigha Group.

great british beach clean

This year's Great British Beach Clean in Arrochar on Sat 16th Sept.

Toward Primary School found a huge haul of rubbish at their local beach including a substantial amount of scrap metal after a great afternoon cleaning. Second photo is Luss Primary School cleaning the shores of Loch Lomond.