Fife Coast and Countryside Trust are supporting a Keep Scotland Beautiful initiative announced earlier this summer ‘My Beach, Your Beach’ a campaign launched at four Scottish beaches, including for the first time Kinghorn Beach.
The campaign will bring a range of innovative initiatives to the beach to help drive behaviour change. These will include community clean up events, bright signage and wrapped bins along the shorefront, and new for this year – litter picking stations, citizen science surveys and more ‘doggie ambassador’ competitions.
Aoife Hutton, Project Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, commented, ‘We’re really pleased to be rolling out the My Beach, Your Beach campaign in 2019 following last year’s success. It is particularly great to welcome a new addition, Kinghorn Harbour, to the campaign. The initiative helps to support the activity undertaken by SEPA, the Scottish Government and other agencies to tackle known sources of pollution.’
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) are delighted to support the community of Kinghorn in their campaign to improve quality of the beaches in Kinghorn. The Trust recently gifted community representatives a ‘Community Beach Litter Pick Tool Kit’, the kit provides all the required equipment to conduct litter picks, including protective equipment, Healthy and Safety Equipment.
Alan McIlravie, Community Councillor accepted the ‘Tool Kit’ on behalf of the community of Kinghorn, saying, ‘We already have a number of litter picks scheduled and I am confident that the beaches and coastline around Kinghorn will benefit enormously from this new community resource.’
The funding to pay for the Tool Kits came from the ‘Tesco Bags of Help Scheme’, which will enable the Trust to purchase as number of the kits, which will be used to encourage communities to get involved in environmental clean-up activities.
A number of these kits which will be available for community groups to borrow, while we have decided to donated 4 kits to communities across Fife. Just send us an email explaining (in no more than 150 words) why your community deserves one of our ‘Tool Kits’, send your email to Ask.us @fifecountryside.co.uk.
To find out more about community litter picks visit https://fifecoastandcountrysidetrust.co.uk/engage/community-litter-picks/
L-R – Meg Moore (FCCT Volunteer Co-ordinator), Elaine Taylor, Kinghorn Community Cente, Alan McIlravie, Community Councillor, Paula Edmonston, Manager Kinghorn Community Centre.