Letter: Beinn Ghuilean litter is ‘disgusting and selfish’

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I hope you can, through your pages, highlight the growing problem of litter on one of our most prominent beauty spots.

I have been climbing and walking on Beinn Ghuilean all my life, but recently noticed an increase in the amount of litter that is left on the hill.

I have occasionally taken back bits and pieces with me but what I found on Saturday, while walking with my friend Willie Durnan, left me extremely angry and upset.

The photos show a sort of den with various types of litter, including glass and plastic bottles, cans and sheets of plastic, as well as plastic bags. There are many more bottles scattered through the surrounding woods.

You will see that a fire has been constructed in this heavily wooded area. This is quite close to one of the many pathways that criss-cross the hill.

I would gladly go back up and clear some of this stuff off the hill but it was just too much to consider when we were not prepared to find such a disgusting, selfish mess.

I would urge your readers to teach their children to respect nature and its beauty.

For those who did this…shame on you.

Iain McKerral,


There was also a fire in the heavily wooded area. NO_c24litter03
There was also a fire in the heavily wooded area. NO_c24litter03