Ullapool is a thriving fishing village in the north-west of Scotland, bustling with tourists enjoying the harbour’s hubbub of activity with its colourful boats bobbing on Loch Broom. These waters are a special place for marine life. But not all is as it seems from the surface, something that concerned a group of children as they learnt more about the threats facing their local environment. Passionate about the seas around their village, friends Caillín, Arwen, Hamish, Josh, Megan and Poppy got together to form Ullapool Sea Savers (USS), a campaign group run by well-informed and dedicated youngsters. And they certainly didn’t lack ambition: they helped make Ullapool the first plastic-straw-free village in Europe, when they first came together in 2017.

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Source: Scotland The Big Picture