Our efforts in Orkney

Thanks to the amazing partnership with Highland Park just announced, SCRAPbook is now able to venture out to the Orkney Isles.

Our pilots have started flying the coasts of all 71 of these beautiful islands in search of coastal litter. This will generate many more images that will need to be classified so if you’d like to be one of our citizen scientist volunteers, please email info@scrapbook.org.uk

We are particularly keen to find Orkney residents to help with this as we would like as much local ownership of the project as possible!

We will be engaging with Highland Park distillery staff, local communities and businesses to promote use of the map and facilitate targeted cleans in areas that the map identifies as in particular need of cleaning.

Our planes will be flying the coast over the coming months so keep your eyes on the skies and see if you can spot our pilots overhead and give us a shout on social media!

With the support of Highland Park and the help of volunteers on the islands we hope to make a real and lasting difference to clean up the coast of the Orkney Isles.

Helen Houston (former chair of the Moray Firth Partnership), volunteer Pilots Dave Brown and Paul Horth and Marie Stanton (Highland Park) launch the SCRAPbook coastal mapping in Orkney

"The easier it is to find out where the litter is, the easier it is to mobilise clean-up efforts, and we've tried to focus on the less popular or harder to reach parts of the coastline.”

MFP Project Partner