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.