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What will you be doing this weekend? Why not win yourself the chance to race across the West Sands in a land yacht, at the same time as helping to keep St Andrews beaches beautiful?

As part of the University’s 600th Anniversary celebrations, and its continuing efforts to help build a sustainable future for the town and beyond, a beach clean-up is being organised by a team of students on Saturday 14 April, 2012. The person who collects the most litter will win the chance to combine the grace of sailing with the adrenalin buzz of motor racing – with a land yachting voucher courtesy of Blown Away Experiences. Participants will also be entered into a raffle to win a number of other prizes.

All are welcome to join the effort from 12 noon – 3 pm on the West Sands; help conduct a beach clean and survey, and do your bit to keep St Andrews beaches beautiful. Litter pickers, gloves, and bin / recycle bags will be provided. There will also be a sandcastle competition.

The event is part of a program of activities taking place as part of the University’s first ever Marine Week. Marine week aims to increase awareness of marine conservation and sustainability and to stimulate a true connection between people and our marine environment.

Organiser Sian Tarrant said:

“The University of St Andrews is renowned for its excellence in marine science, and we hope to provide you with information on the university’s current research in the marine sciences. We hope to raise awareness of the big issues facing our marine environment, and inspire people to discover what we can all do to help.”

Other events still to come include a kids treasure hunt on the East Sands on Saturday, a Seashore Safari, a Marine Fayre and BBQ on Sunday 15 April. For more details go to: http://marineweek.wordpress.com/programme

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