Beach clean-up event in Gourdon this Saturday May 11th

A group of local residents are to take part in an important community initiative to clean up Gourdon’s southern coastline this Saturday (May 11).

The local community council has organised the litter pick under the banner of the nationwide Clean Up Scotland campaign, which is run by the independent environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.

It is hoped that up to 40 people will take part in the beach clean up between 10am and noon on Gourdon Beach South. Those taking part should meet by Harbour Bar/Warehole beforehand. The community council is appealing for a good turn out as “many hands make light work.”

A community council spokesperson said: ‘‘We recognise that litter and other mess blights the local landscape and spoils the natural beauty of the beautiful coastline. Furthermore, it can be hazardous to people and wildlife alike.’’

The beach clean up is one of a number of initiatives in Gourdon to improve the local environment and enhance community values.

Carole Noble, head of environmental services for Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “The community council are to be commended for the difference they are making to Gourdon.

‘‘They take great pride in their surroundings and people like them are the foundation of our Clean Up Scotland campaign.

“We want Scotland to shine when the world is watching, and Gourdon Community Council is helping to make that happen.”