Gigha pupils plastic pick-up purge

The beach in front of Gigha Boats Activity Centre.

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Gigha primary pupils have teamed up to do their bit for the environment and rid a beach of plastic waste.

They have taken on an area of the island’s shoreline and are carrying out regular beach cleans to clear the sands of plastic and other debris.

In addition pupils have joined forces with Fyne Homes as part of the housing association’s FyneHEAT Project – it aims to lower carbon emissions and provide advice to help people reduce their energy use.

Children at the primary will be recycling their food waste, paper and cardboard by turning it into compost.

Argyll and Bute Council’s policy lead for education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: ‘The pupils of Gigha Primary School should be extremely proud of themselves.

“Not only are they helping to look after the environment, but they’re taking part in outdoor learning at the same time – something which we know has many benefits for our young people.’

The beach in front of Gigha Boats Activity Centre. 25_c12gighabeach01_boats_activity_centre