As 2023 was coming to an end Dad formed North West Highlands Beach Clean Group.

 These were his thoughts in doing so:-

We spend a lot of time at the coast watching for whales and dolphins and are continually horrified about the amount of plastic pollution we come across on North West Highland beaches.
 
We began removing it and recording the weight of what was removed to inform the Government of the scale of the problem.
 
We thought it might be interesting to create a group so that any member can upload what they find and we can add it to the running total.
 
Plan is to start from 01 January 2024, covering the coast from Redpoint to Cape Wrath.
 
So if you enjoy beach walks and want to help the environment, get yourself a set of luggage scales, take a photo of what YOU pick up & the weight – in kilos and join us in helping to keep North West Highland beaches clean.
 
We are happy to assist with larger cleans or where there are particularly bad spots needing more people.
 
Please be sensible, don’t put yourself in danger, wear gloves and use a litter picker if possible.
 
We have 10 sets of gloves and litter pickers available for free if any member needs them.

 

Most plastic you find will not be suitable for recycling so please dispose of responsibly.

Every single piece of plastic removed makes a difference and helps protect the wildlife and scenery we all love.

North West Highlands Beach Clean Group January 2024
We started recording on Boxing Day 2023 and up until 31st January 2024 nine tenths of a tonne of rubbish have been collected and removed from our beaches.

914KGs to be precise and we do like to be precise!

54 volunteers conducted 35 beach cleans!

What a fantastic start to the year!