Beach Clean Stations initiative from The Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Living Seas Project

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Local fishermen have offered to sponsor a new beach cleaning station at Melvaig in the Scottish Highlands after local residents requested their beach is added to the growing number of locations where locals and visitors alike can help remove litter from the beach.

Around 20 volunteers joined the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Living Seas team to launch the new beach cleaning station with an extensive litter pick and they removed about a tonne of litter on the day. Noel Hawkins, from the Living Seas team said: “Hopefully it will be easier to keep under control with the bulk collected. This was the third beach clean station we’ve put out – one at Dum Canna, one on Skye and this one. There’s two more going to be put out on Coigach. We’re hoping to try and encourage locals and visitors to use them.”

Local residents and visitors can leave rubbish they pick up in large plastic boxes, which are emptied once full.

For more information about the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Living Seas project you can visit their website by clicking here.

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit www.frogfishphotography.com.

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