I am now engaged in the process of cataloguing all the information I collected while based in Ullapool. I recorded the beach litter along 100m of the strandline on 15 beaches in the Wester-Ross and Sutherland areas. During the walks I tried out different ways of recording litter, using tally systems [ bottle tops III , aluminium cans II etc]. I experimented listing materials then specifying the object. I will continue to work out the final format over the coming weeks/months.
Whichever way you look at it the lists make sober reading when keeping in mind they are from such beautiful beaches found around Loch Inver and Loch Broom, all seemingly ‘clean and pristine beaches, until we look more closely.