Volunteers help clean up Lamlash beach

Some of the Lamlash beach cleaning volunteers pose for a group photograph prior to setting off.

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More than a dozen people took part in a Lamlash beach clean organised by the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST).

Participants met at the COAST Discovery Centre in Lamlash on Friday morning and after a quick safety talk from new executive director Áine Purcell-Milton, they were issued with litter pickers and refuse bags.

Volunteers scoured the beach and grass areas along the coast and began filling their bags with litter and washed up debris.


Jenny Crockett from COAST said: ‘February was relentless with storms so we felt our beach could do with a good clean up and some tender loving care.’

After an hour of cleaning, and many bags filled with litter, the volunteers returned to the Discovery Centre where they enjoyed a hot drink and a chat.

COAST regularly host beach cleans and other environmental initiatives and encourages anyone wanting to set up a cleaning group, or anyone thinking of arranging beach cleans, to contract them for support.

Some of the Lamlash beach cleaning volunteers pose for a group photograph prior to setting off. 01_B10COAST01


COAST’s former director, Andrew Binnie, who is still intrinsically involved with the organisation, joins the volunteers at the beach clean. 01_B10COAST02

Litter pickers search among the rocks towards Cordon. 01_B10COAST03