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Community Summer Clean Ups!


Scottish Maritime Museum, The Linthouse Building, Harbour Rd, Irvine KA12 8BT


Start: 11am
End: 2pm

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 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 were sensible footware and long trousers as the areas we will be litter picking are unlevel 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 removing litter from the rivers by kayak. 

Community Summer Clean Up 4th September_PDF

Make your own STORM puppet Make and Take 

In the run up to the STORM walk we will be running two Make and Takes for you to create your own sea mythical sea creature puppet. Just like Storm, your puppet will be made out of recycled material. We’ll be using milk bottles, margarine tubs and more to make crabs, mermaids and jellyfish – anything thing in the oceans you can think of!

Date: Saturday 4th September

Times: 11.15am  and 2.15pm


Community Summer Clean Up Celebration! Saturday 2nd Octobe

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)!

More info here.


Event Details


Scottish Maritime Museum, The Linthouse Building, Harbour Rd, Irvine KA12 8BT


Saturday 7th August, Saturday 4th September and Saturday 2nd October
Start: 11am
End: 2pm
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