Local divers search for litter in River Ness

River Ness Clean up
Volunteers from Inverness Sub Aqua Club

Members of Inverness Sub Aqua Club (ISAC) on Saturday (13 May 2017) helped The Highland Council’s Community Services clean up the River Ness. The clean-up is supported voluntarily by local divers as they search underwater along both banks of the river from the fishing hut at the north east edge of Bught Park to Ness Bridge.

Litter was collected by the divers and deposited on the river banks, removed by Community Services staff and taken to the Council’s recycling centre. The club is supported by the Inverness Common Good Fund for its efforts in the clean-up.

Inverness Sub Aqua Club

River Ness clean up

ISAC Chairman Jason Beeston said: “The Ness is an outstanding natural environment and is generally very clean, however it never ceases to amaze us the litter that is thrown into the river. Inverness Sub Aqua Club is happy to help Highland Council keep our beautiful city clean and tidy. People are always very interested in what we are doing when we are snorkelling along the Ness and it helps to raise awareness of the importance of not dropping litter. ”

David Haas, Highland Council's Inverness City Area Manager added: “I would like to thank Inverness Sub Aqua Club divers who gave up their free time to litter pick the River Ness. Council staff are unable carry out litter picking and the divers' specialist help is greatly appreciated.”

Inverness Sub Aqua Club has been a branch of the British Sub Aqua club since 1968. The club meets 7.30pm on Friday evenings at the RNLI Station at North Kessock and trains new members throughout winter. For further information about Inverness Sub Aqua Club see their website at http://www.diveisac.org.uk/.

15 May 2017
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