Beach clean volunteers needed in K&M

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There is a lack of volunteers in Kincardine and Mearns for the Great British Beach Clean says the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

MCS have said that around the Scottish coastline tourists might turn their back on some of the most beautiful coastline as beaches are being taken for granted.

The MCS beach clean event takes place every third weekend in September as part of the charity’s year round Beachwatch programme. Volunteers who get involved will be joining an army of beach cleaners not just around the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, but all over the world as part of the global International Coastal Clean-up, which takes a snap shot of beach litter across the planet on a single weekend.

This year only a handful of volunteers have so far registered to clean up some of Scotland’s beaches with Dunnottar North and South, Johnshaven and St Cyrus Sands mentioned as having few volunteers.

Charlotte Coombes, MCS Beachwatch Officer says the lack of sign–ups along a coastline with so many beautiful beaches is a real shame.

She said: “All of our Great British Beach Clean events are organised by volunteers, and they need your help.

“We want to match last year’s figures and see at least 5,000 volunteers taking part nationwide - 663 of which were in Scotland in 2014. We’d love to see people heading to the Scottish coastline and helping clean up at the events.”

Each clean-up has an organiser so there’s plenty of advice on the day on how to fill in the simple data sheets.