• February 11, 2019

    Coastal spring clean

    Details of the Keep Scotland Beautiful Spring Clean, which will be looking to clean up along river tributaries as well as the coast, can be found here.

  • February 5, 2019

    Two Marine Litter Officers sought

    Following additional investment, SCRAPbook is developing engagement and clean-up activities, focusing initially in north Argyll. We now need a team of two dynamic, engaging and collaborative individuals to join us and help develop the next exciting phase of the project.

    Full time post for 12 months

    Salary : £20,000 pa

    Closing date: Thursday, 21st February 2019

    Read more and apply

  • February 5, 2019

    Scottish government renews pledge to bottle deposit scheme

    Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has reiterated the Scottish Government’s pledge to introduce a deposit return scheme as part of plans to further tackle plastic waste as she visited Coca-Cola in East Kilbride. Read More


  • January 28, 2019

    EU nears agreement on single use plastic ban

    A plan to ban single-use plastic products such as disposable plates and straws has been agreed. EU member states and the EU parliament still have to give the provisional agreement the go-ahead. Read more

  • January 27, 2019

    Renewing the pledge to deposit return

    Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has reiterated the Scottish Government’s pledge to introduce a deposit return scheme as part of plans to further tackle plastic waste. Read more

  • January 22, 2019

    Join the Great Global Nurdle Hunt

    Join Fidra in the global nurdle hunt that will be taking place between 8th and 17th February. Find out more, including how to sign up and select a piece of coast to nurdle on by going to the Fidra website.

  • January 21, 2019

    Baby ray grown in sandwich bag at Macduff aquarium

    A young thornback ray has been saved at Macduff Marine Aquarium in Aberdeenshire – after being allowed to grow in a sandwich bag. The ray was trapped in its egg case – known as a mermaid’s purse – and would have died. More

  • December 4, 2018

    Highland councillors support Moray West windfarm plan

    Highland councillors have offered their support to plans for an 85-turbine offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth. Read more

  • December 3, 2018

    Take part in a review of marine social science

    Defra is undertaking a UK review of a review of current marine social science research activity and capacity, to look at the current research and potential future research that aid our understanding of the complex relationships between society and the sea and use research to contribute meaningfully to the development of effective marine and coastal policy and planning.

    Key themes expected to include ocean literacy, blue growth, the values associated with the UK’s marine and coastal environment, and fisheries to name just a handful.  This work will also highlight evidence gaps and assist in identifying future priorities for Defra, the wider UK government, the devolved administrations and the social science research community more broadly.

    The questionnaire takes about 20 minutes to complete and can be found at

  • November 28, 2018

    International marine conference to be held in Glasgow

    An International Marine Conference 2019, to be held in Glasgow next February  will focus on current national and international actions to protect the marine environment. Through presentations and discussion the conference will identify emerging threats to marine habitats and consider what new measures are required to protect the marine environment for future generations. The first day of the conference will focus on the wider marine environment, and day two will be looking at marine litter, including what can be done to reduce it.

    The Free conference will be held on 20 to 21 February 2019 at the University of Strathclyde, Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow.

    For more information or to book your place click here