The Great Angus Beach Clean

Working together across Angus to make a difference

Next Great ABC

28th 29th 30th May 2021

The Great Angus Beach Clean (GreatABC) is held twice a year and often coincides with the Great British Beach Clean weekend in Spring and September. The GreatABC acknowledges that traditional beach cleaning events are no longer enough to maintain clean seas and beaches.  People of all ages and all abilities from across Angus and further afield are encouraged to go out and pick up at least 4 items from the shore. If people are unable to get to a beach then picking up roadside or riverside litter will prevent it from reaching the sea. People are encouraged to Make it Safe and Make if Fun. To take responsibility for managing their own safety as most people do every time they walk out of their front door or enjoy time on a beach.  Local groups and organisations host litter share stations to facilitate this approach and people are encouraged to send in photos and let us know what they have collected. For those collecting litter between Carnoustie and Arbroath, filled bags can be left above the high tide mark and the All-Terrain Vehicle funded by LEADER will collect it.

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Our Story

The first Great Angus Beach Clean, the largest beach clean of it's type ever to take place in Angus  took place from 10th - 12th May 2019. It brought together, people of all ages, businesses, schools, organisations and community groups. The event was launched by over 60 children from Ladyloan Primary school in Arbroath who cleaned the section of beach behind the Signal Tower in Arbroath. More than 200 members of the public took part over 3 days leaving bags of marine litter above the high tide mark. This was collected by the new Can-Am Traxter funded by LEADER to enable litter to be collected from remote areas of the coast. 


Ladyloan Primary School Aberlemno Primary School

Keptie Friends

Arbroath Oot N' Aboot Group

Arbroath Poo Fighters

An All-Terrain-Vehicle to collect heavy items of marine litter between Carnoustie and Arbroath
Make it Safe- Make it Fun.
Take responsibility for your own safety. 
We encourage everybody wherever you are to
"Take 4 for the shore"
You can leave your bag above the high tide mark between Carnoustie and Arbroath for the ATV
Ladyloan Primary School.
Marine Species and Litter Champions
Working to encourage fishermen to prevent the loss of fishing gear

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