Anstruther Improvements Association Presents “It Ends up on Our Beach”, an exhibition of photography highlighting the worrying scale of plastic pollution on our local beaches in the Merchant’s Room gallery of the Scottish Fisheries Museum.
This photographic exhibition will show the grave reality of litter and its impact on the East Neuk’s shores.
During a 12-month period, Christine Keay of the Anstruther Improvements Association (AIA) undertook the task of cleaning up her local beaches of rubbish and litter, saving a fraction of her haul to highlight the huge range of items that are left, or washed up, on Anstruther’s beaches.
Christine teamed up with local retired environmental scientists, Graham and Linda James, to discuss how best to show to the public what she had witnessed and collected over that year. The resulting photographic exhibition, It Ends Up On Our Beach, will display 20 photographs taken by Graham (a keen hobby photographer), highlighting the scale of the problem of litter and plastic on our beaches and in the sea.
With the images split into the varying categories of waste found, alongside information supplied by Linda regarding the composition of the waste, whether it is recyclable, and potential future uses for such recycled materials, this eye-opening exhibition hopes to ignite people’s passion in the local and global environment, taking a look at what we can all do to limit the impact we have on our seas.
It Ends Up On Our Beach is co-hosted by the Anstruther Improvements Association (AIA) and Plastic Free Anstruther, with generous sponsorship from The Community Kist.