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Nurdle Hunt

The Great Nurdle Hunt is Fidra’s first project. It aims to end further industrial plastic pellet or ‘nurdle’ pollution into Scottish seas.


Cotton Buds

Plastic cotton bud stems disposed of into sewage systems are polluting inland waterways and the marine environment worldwide. Despite having been recognised as a problem for at least 20 years, they are a continuing pollution issue.



The Fidra Trustees have supported a novel programme of work at Fauna & Flora International (FFI) since 2012, which recognises the potential impact of microplastic pollution on marine biodiversity.

Best Fishes

Best Fishes

Did you know Scottish salmon is raised on farms in the western highlands and islands?  Fidra is developing an information portal to bring together pertinent facts about this increasingly popular food, where it comes from and how it’s farmed.

Per- or poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs)


PFASs are synthetic chemicals of major environmental concern, used in a wide range of products including ‘stain-resistant’ finishes on textiles, they are now found across the remotest regions of the globe.


Fidra is a charity based in East Lothian, Scotland. We seek to find ways to engage local concerns over current and emerging environmental issues, and use this to contribute to wider dialogue at national and international levels.

Once concerns have been identified, we use scientific evidence and research best practice to establish how best to influence positive environmental change.

Fidra is a Scottish registered charity and SCIO no.SCO43895

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