SCRAPbook project gets underway

16th April, 2018 in News

SCRAPbook project gets underway

We are extremely proud to launch the SCRAPbook project, with our partners Sky Watch and the Marine Conservation Society – SCRAPbook stands for Scottish Coastal Rubbish Aerial Photography.

Take a look at the launch of the SCRAPbook by Scottish Government Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham.

This project, which was initially designed and developed for the Moray Firth,  has developed into an exciting partnership between three very different charities. The aerial photography will be undertaken by an experienced fleet of volunteer pilots and photographers who will be identifying and recording coastline affected by litter and pollution. That evidence will be mapped through an interactive web-based hub that will help direct targeted clean-up activities and litter surveys.

We are currently running regional trials involving all local coastal partnerships around Scotland to develop our mapping capabilities and direct on ground response teams.

The Moray coast and the Cromarty Firth have already been flown and photographed, so please do get in touch if you would like to be involved in using these images to help clean up our patch!


For more information on SCRAPbook, please visit the website.

If you and your friends, family, school, colleagues, community would like to organise or join a local beach clean up,  visit MCS Beachwatch webpages to find out more and get useful information and support. You can also let us know at and we’ll promote your activities through our Facebook page and local networks.

Photograph: Sky Watch team member, Paul.