Inverness divers clean banks of River Ness

Inverness divers clean River Ness
Inverness Sub Aqua Club Chairman, Sam Crymble (front centre holding fins), and club members who took part in the clean-up with Lee Graham and Duane Lindsay, Highland Council’s Community Services (Back left)

 

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Members of Inverness Sub Aqua Club (ISAC) yesterday (Sunday 31 August) helped The Highland Council’s Community Services clean up the River Ness.

The divers who are all local volunteers undertook an underwater sweep along both banks of the river from the fishing hut at the north east edge of Bught Park to Ness Bridge.

The club which also provides a helping hand as safety marshals to the annual Children 1st River Ness charity raft race has for many years been in partnership with the Council to help clean-up the River Ness. Litter collected by the divers is deposited on the banks and 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.

ISAC Chairman, Sam Crymble said: “Living and working in the Inverness area, our members enjoy some truly magnificent world-class diving opportunities around the Highlands. We truly appreciate what we have on our own doorsteps and are more than happy to help the Council in their efforts to keep our city clean. While we are snorkelling for rubbish, it is however very evident that apart from the odd bits of litter at the edges, the River is a very clean and thriving environment.”

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/.

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1 Sep 2014
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