Hotel staff pitch in to help with beach clean-up

Glenburn Hotel staff help with the Kames Bay clean-up on Wednesday.
Glenburn Hotel staff help with the Kames Bay clean-up on Wednesday.

STAFF at Rothesay’s largest hotel have been pitching in to help a local charity clear marine litter from one of Bute’s largest beaches.

A huge amount of litter was washed ashore at Kames Bay in Port Bannatyne at the end of last week, and 20 employees from the Glenburn Hotel spent Wednesday morning lifting as much of the refuse as they could, under the watchful - and very grateful - eye of Beachwatch Bute ranger Sandra MacMillan.

Employees of Argyll and Bute Council and the nearby Ardmaleish Boatbuilding Company have also stepped in to help local volunteers lend a hand, while vehicles and human labour were provided by Ardmaleish and Upper Ettrick farms.

“The tides washed up two and a half tonnes of marine litter,” Sandra told The Buteman.

“It was two or three inches deep - it really was an incredible sight.

“It’s fantastic to see the community working together like this.” Employees

at the Glenburn chose Beachwatch Bute as their local charity partner last year as part of a community initiative run by the hotel’s owner, Bay Hotels.