The Civil Air Patrol in Scotland is currently carrying out a trial on behalf of the Marine Conservation Society and the Moray Firth Partnership to survey and catalogue rubbish on remote beaches.  This is part of a national drive to rid beaches of plastic detritus which contributes to plastic pollution in our oceans. The trial is being called SCRAP – Scottish Coastal Rubbish Aerial Photography and so far one trial survey sortie has been flown to evaluate and define the required techniques.  More trial sorties are planned for the very near future and we hope to be going ‘live’ with the actual survey early in 2018.  While UKCAP Scotland provided photography over 6100 miles of Scottish mainland coast, local teams will be despatched to recover rubbish from the most affected areas.  Eventually the initiative will expand to the entire UK coast.  More details to follow…….