A helping hand for Bute’s beach cleaners

Beachwatch Bute ranger Sandra MacMillan - pictured here receiving a Clean Up Scotland Hero of the Month award from local councillor Len Scoullar last year - has announced the purchase by the charity of four storage benches, with a supply of bags and handy-grabbers, to boost the fight against marine litter on the island.

Beachwatch Bute ranger Sandra MacMillan - pictured here receiving a Clean Up Scotland Hero of the Month award from local councillor Len Scoullar last year - has announced the purchase by the charity of four storage benches, with a supply of bags and handy-grabbers, to boost the fight against marine litter on the island.

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Local charity Beachwatch Bute has bought four brand new ‘storage benches’ for use around the island - meaning that any member of the public can help keep the island’s shores free of marine litter whenever they want.

The benches, along with a supply of bags and handy-grabbers, were purchased with the proceeds of a Zero Waste Scotland grant of almost £3,000.

Beachwatch ranger Sandra MacMillan told The Buteman: “They’ll be available for anyone who would like to do a bit of beach cleaning on the spur of the moment.

“Malcolm Johnston is working on signs for the benches, which will be put out at Ettrickdale, Ascog Bay, Kilchattan Bay and hopefully also Kerrycroy, towards the end of this month, in time for the Easter school holidays.”

* More Beachwatch news in the March 6 edition of The Buteman - on sale now.