Community Summer Cleanups

04sep11:00 am2:00 pmCommunity Summer CleanupsJoin Irvine Clean Up Crew and the Scottish Maritime Museum for a series of Litter Picks and Environmental Talks.Scottish Maritime Museum, Scottish Maritime Museum, Castle Street, Dumbarton, G82 1QS11:00 am - 2:00 pm OrganiserScottish Maritime Museum and Irvine Clean Up CrewEvent TypeMeetingThemeNature & Biodiversity

Event Details

This Summer join Irvine Clean Up Crew and the Scottish Maritime Museum for a series of Litter Picks (11am) and Environmental Talks (12.30pm) on the first Saturday of the month.

Those who take part in all or one of the Aug 7th and Sept 4th events will receive a family voucher to visit the Scottish Maritime Museum for free!

 

Community Summer Clean Up! Saturday 7th August

Irvine Harbourside Litter Pick, 11am 

Meeting Point: Outside the Scottish Maritime Museum Reception (The Linthouse Building). 

For our first event we’ll be tidying up the Harbourside. All ages welcome! Bags, gloves and litter pickers provided. Some adults (unaccompanied by children) will be litter picking on the riverbanks so wear suitable footwear (flat and not open toed).

We will also visit the Irvine Sea Cadets at the pontoons opposite Harbour Arts Centre as they show off their maritime skills and vessels!

 

Caring for Our Environment Talk12.30pm

Join us at the Scottish Maritime Museum, Education Room entrance at our outside seating area. This month we’ll hear from Irvine Clean Up Crew and the North Ayrshire Rangers Services about the great work they do for the urban and natural environments we live in.

 

Community Summer Clean Up! Saturday 4th September 

Irvine Waterways Litter Pick, 11am 

Meeting Point: Outside the Scottish Maritime Museum Boatshop/Puffer’s Cafe, Harbour Street, Irvine

We will be Joined by Rubbish Paddlers and the Sea Cadets as the take to the water to support the litter pickers on land and volunteers sorting recycling outside the Boatshop. Please wear sensible footwear and long trousers as the areas we will be litter picking are uneven and overgrown.

This waterways litter pick is not suitable for families with young children but there will be a Make and Take Activity at the Museum before the talk for you to enjoy!

Rubbish Paddlers: Making a Splash Fighting Pollution Talk, 12pm 

In the outside seating area next to the Museum Education Room we’re joined by Rubbish Paddlers, set up during lockdown. They help clean up Ayrshire’s waterways by removing litter from the rivers by kayak. 

 

Community Summer Clean Up Celebration! Saturday 2nd October 

STORM Walk, 12pm – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm 

Meeting point: Coastwatch Scotland Irvine Unit, Irvine Beach Park

Giant puppet STORM is a sea goddess made of recycled material. She represents all the rubbish we’ve cleaned up this summer! We’ll raise awareness about ocean plastic pollution as we walk with STROM from Irvine Beach to the Scottish Maritime Museum Boatshop (12pm – 1pm) and from the Boatshop to the The Linthouse (2pm -4pm)!

 

Time

(Saturday) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

Scottish Maritime Museum

Scottish Maritime Museum, Castle Street, Dumbarton, G82 1QS

Organiser

Scottish Maritime Museum and Irvine Clean Up Crew

www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org Scottish Maritime Museum, The Linthouse Building, Harbour Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8BT

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