A group of youngsters have been tackling rubbish on a stretch of Aberdeen Beach in an effort to keep plastic off the shores.
As part of a Plastic Free July drive, children of all ages flocked to the spot for a litter pick – and to learn about the type of rubbish that often ends up on strewn across the country’s coastline.
Items such as bottle tops, a range of fragments of plastic, old ropes, crisp packets and tin cans were all found.
Scottish Water and Aberdeen FC Community Trust (AFCCT) organised the outing.
Ross McNeil, AFCCT projects officer, said: “This is all about supporting young people by getting them involved in different activities and experiences over the summer.
“It has been a great opportunity to get outside, be active, work as a team and learn about the impact waste such as plastic is having on our own doorstep.
“It’s a vital part of any young person’s development that they get to grips with how the world around us is changing and how they can help to make it a greener, cleaner place – and why we all need to play our part in achieving that.”
The children finished off the day with a kick-about between them, AFCCT and Scottish Water volunteers on the newly cleaned beach before the tide returned.
Aberdeen City Council provided all the litter picking equipment and collected the litter afterwards.