The Rhins coastline and its beaches are spectacular. Sadly though, like much of the UK coast, there is a problem of coastal and marine litter which has accumulated in the more remote locations. Fortunately on the Rhins there is a very active group of local volunteers who are helping to keep the the coast clear of rubbish and have been targeting some of the more difficult to reach bays.
The ONUs (Oceans Need Us) SW Scotland volunteers started 2022 with a big clean up at Port Gill, just north of Port Logan. Over three weekends in January they collected and removed the rubbish, which involved a tractor, two skips and many, many hours of hard work. Anything that could be returned or reused (fishing equipment) or repurposed/recycled (old fish boxes) has found a new home.
The skips were provided by Solway Firth Partnership who are currently running the Solway Marine Litter Project with an ambition to have over 200 miles of cleaner coastline in Dumfries and Galloway.
If you would like to get involved with any upcoming beach cleans in the Rhins, or across the region, you can find out about them on the map below, along with information on past clean ups.