River Ness clean up by local divers


Members of Inverness Sub Aqua Club (ISAC) will this weekend (Saturday 19 September) - river-level depending - help The Highland Council’s Community Services clean up the River Ness.

Provost of Inverness, Councillor Helen Carmichael will meet the divers to thank them for their efforts on what has become an annual event. 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 will be 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.

ISAC Chairman, Sam Crymble 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.”

Provost Carmichael added: “I would like to thank the divers in Inverness Sub Aqua Club who give up their time to litter pick the River Ness. Their skills in the water are not something that Council staff can do and this 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/

18 Sep 2015
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