Buddies return to Blackwaterfoot beach

The 12-person, two toddler and one dog team that cleaned up Blackwaterfoot beach.

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The Arran Beach Buddies made a return to their monthly beach cleaning activities with an organised clean of Blackwaterfoot beach.

The group of litter picking volunteers returned after a hiatus of 20 months due to Covid and their self-imposed moratorium during the months of April to August so as to not disturb breeding seabirds.

Taking part in the first clean-up were 12 adults, including two mentor Beach Buddies from the Isle of Man, two toddlers and one collie.


The group removed a substantial amount of rubbish, including a gallon of old oil in its container, face masks, t-shirts, a plastic dinosaur, countless cotton bud tips and an old lobster pot.

Beach Buddies Arran will now resume their monthly beach cleaning activities until next April, with the next one taking place at Pirnmill beach in the last two weeks of October, weather and tide permitting.

The Beach Buddies thanked their sponsor, The Parlour, Brodick, for making this beach clean-up possible and issued an open invitation to anyone interested in joining the group to have a look at their Facebook page to keep up to date with all of their planned activities.

Blackwaterfoot beach was scoured for any litter by the team of Beach Buddies.