A MARINE charity is looking for volunteers for this year’s Great British Beach Clean event. 

In its 26th year, the Marine Conservation Society is searching for help following last year’s event that saw 2,913 people take part in the clean-up and more than 70,000 items of litter being collected from the country’s beaches. 

Taking place from September 20 to September 23, Catherine Gemmell, MCS Scotland Conservation Officer, says taking part in the Great British Beach Clean really can make a difference. 

She added: “Now more than ever is the time to turn awareness into action. Everybody is talking about marine litter - you see it on the TV, hear it on the radio and read it in the papers and across social media. We want people to take that awareness and turn it into action.” 

To sign up and help clean a beach near you, visit at HERE or call 01989 566017 and find out how you can organise your own.

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