Skipness’ mammoth beach clean

View across Skipness down the Kilbrannan Sound.
View across Skipness down the Kilbrannan Sound.

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Fly-tipping including a fridge and car wheels confronted Skipness beach cleaners.

Last Sunday about 30 people of all ages gathered for the annual  event and an area stretching from Port a Chro to Skipness Stores and Claonaig river mouth was scoured.

Helpers gathered the rubbish, sorting it between black bag and recycle bag as they went.

Skipness Village Hall secretary,  Shelagh Oakes said: ‘We were horrified to find that someone had been fly tipping – a fridge and car wheels were left by the roadside.

‘Many thanks go to GRAB which supplied bags, grabbers and gloves thereby making the job go smoothly with minimal bending.

‘Also to the Co-op in Tarbert, which sponsored the day in the form of rolls and burgers and to Sam McKee who was on hand to give out her Skippuccino coffees and ice creams for the barbecue.

‘Many helpers gave out equipment, set up the barbecue and gathered up all the bags of rubbish by quad bike.

‘All funds raised will go to Skipness Village Hall.

‘The area is now looking all spruced up; it is ablaze with gorse bushes, carpeted by primroses and bluebells and enhanced plus gardens are in full bloom.’