An environmental charity is holding a beach clean this week – hoping to be part of the biggest nationwide one ever.
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is trying to attract as many as 20,000 volunteers to 550 different events across Scotland, including one in Aberdeen on Saturday.
Over the course of the month, SAS is hoping to bring together as many activists as possible to clear beaches of plastics under the banner of the Big Spring Beach Clean.
The announcement comes in after the UK Government released a report saying that plastic waste in the oceans is set to treble, to an estimated 16 trillion items, by 2025.
Dom Ferris, SAS head of community and engagement, said: “The scene is set and all that remains is for you to donate your time.
“The great news is that SAS beach cleans are also really fun events and with 45 beach cleans taking place from North Berwick through Cape Wrath.”
Environment agency area director Richard Stockdale said: “We are delighted to support our partner Surfers Against Sewage in the Big Spring Beach Clean.”