Blue skies and full bags
The heavy showers fortunately cleared just as the annual Keep Scotland Beautiful ‘Spring Clean’ at Dunnet Bay in Caithness began. Blue skies shone over 28 volunteers as they helped the local Highland Council countryside Ranger remove as much litter as possible from the north end of the beach.
By the end of the spring clean the skip was filled with many bags of litter and also several larger items such as wooden pallets and car tyres.
Countryside Ranger Paul Castle said: “The amount of litter which gathers on Dunnet Beach over the winter can sometimes be staggering, particularly the amount of plastic items. The mind boggles to imagine the sheer amount of plastic litter which must be floating around in our seas. Without the kind help of our volunteers, the Council’s waste team and also David Glass for the use of his tractor and trailer this litter would simply remain on the beach and build up year on year. I can’t thank everyone enough and their efforts will certainly be appreciated by local people, visitors and our local wildlife too.”