Volunteers turn out to clean up Bervie beach

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HARDY volunteers in Inverbervie braved a bitter sea wind to clean up the burgh’s beach front recently.

The event was organized by Inverbervie resident Christine Martin in conjunction with Aberdeenshire Council and Keep Scotland Tidy.

Organisers said that although the turn out on the day was slightly disappointing given the number of people who use the beach front walk, the people who did turn up gathered a very substantial amount of rubbish.

Christine said: “There is a lot of rubbish washed in by the sea which accumulates, mostly plastic which we all know can be dangerous to wildlife not to mention being an eyesore and taking decades to rot away.

“There was also disappointingly a lot of discarded tissues, food packaging and little plastic bags left by environmentally conscious dog walkers for someone else to pick up.”

All in all however, organisers declared the event a success and said there was scope for an annual or possibly bi-annual clean-up.

Christine thanked everyone for turning up and getting stuck in and said she was amazed at the amount of rubbish picked up on the day.

“Next year we will look at organizing a skip as the trailer wasn’t fit to cart away all of the rubbish in one trip,” she added.