The Great British Beach Clean is on the lookout for volunteers as the annual summer cleaning spree gets underway.
The litter picking event is welcoming helpers to give up an hour or two of their time this weekend and help clean Scotland’s sandy shores.
Organised by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the annual clean is also used to collect data on the types of rubbish on the beach and highlight the dangers of marine litter on our beaches.
From Cramond in Edinburgh to Broughty Ferry in Dundee and Montrose in Aberdeenshire, a total of 34 litter picks have been scheduled on September 19, September 20 and September 21 across Scotland.
“It is a really nice day out," Richard Harrington from MCS said.
"People might expect it to be really hard and unpleasant but actually it is a really interesting and enlightening experience. And It only takes a little over an hour or maybe two."
Last year, over 660 people helped clean Scotland's beaches during the September event. Across the 301 beaches in the UK, a total of 2457 bits of litter per kilometre was collected.
Richard added: "The important thing is that as well as cleaning up, someone at the event will record all the things that have been found as part of a big survey so it is contributing to our campaign to stop our beaches getting so dirty in the first place."