Fisherrow Sands

Fisherrow Sands, in Musselburgh, East Lothian, is a much cherished beach among locals and visitors alike. The beach offers stunning views across the Firth of Forth and is a popular spot for families, dog walkers and harbour users.


As one of three #MyBeachYourBeach locations, pilot interventions are being rolled out along this sandy shoreline during summer 2018 as part of a bathing water improvement plan for Fisherrow Sands. This work complements a range of improvement works being undertaken by Scottish Water and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in the area, to tackle sources of bathing water pollution outlined in Fisherrow Sands' bathing water profile. A live signage board on site advises beach users of the water quality, and you can also view live bathing water information via the SEPA bathing water app.


We've gathered your feedback

We have been running our pilot My Beach, Your Beach campaign at Fisherrow Sands this summer. This is part of ongoing work to help improve water quality at Scottish beaches. Thanks to all of our online and face-to-face survey respondents; we value your feedback, comments and suggestions. We'll be releasing a report this winter on our season one findings from our My Beach, Your Beach campaign.

Fisherrow Beach Clean Success

Well done to all who took part in Fisherrow Waterfront Group and Eskmuthe Rowing Club's beach clean on 16th September as part of Marine Conservation Society's Great British Beach Clean. A total of 48 volunteers picked up 16 bags of rubbish from the shore. Read the full story.


Tackling poo-llution at Fisherrow: Doggy Portrait Winner Announced (07/08/18)

Following an online public vote, we are delighted to announce that Indie is the winner of our 'Doggy Portrait Competition' for Fisherrow Sands. Indie will act as a canine ambassador for Fisherrow Sands, to help spread the #BagItAndBinIt message locally at Fisherrow Sands. New lampost signs featuring Indie urge dog owners to do the right thing when walking on the beach. Read the full story here.

Competition: Vote for your favourite dog portrait 29/07/2018

This summer, we’re tackling poo-llution at beaches. To help us spread the Bag it and Bin it message, ten pups were pictured at Fisherrow Sands during Waterfront Family Day as part of Musselburgh Festival. Help us decide who should be our new doggy ambassador at Fisherrow Sands by voting for your favourite dog. We'd like to thank all our paw-ticipants for taking part in this much contested competition. Voting closed 12 noon Tuesday 7th August.

Scottish Water marine investigation to explore improvements to Fisherrow and Portobello bathing water quality (01/08/2018)

"A floating platform will be visible from the Capital’s coastline from next week as Scottish Water investigates options to improve bathing water at Portobello and Fisherrow. [...] An eight-strong team of specialist engineers will carry out tests and investigations in the area to help inform options to improve bathing water quality." Read the full story.

Get Involved

Are you a local resident or business in Musselburgh and want to get involved with the #MyBeachYourBeach campaign?

  • Request a #MyBeachYourBeach pack for your business or community group with stickers, posters and leaflets
  • Discuss ways you can tie in with the #MyBeachYourBeach campaign
  • Got a comment, suggestion or idea? We'd love to hear it!

For more information contact us at info@keepscotlandbeautiful.org

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