Lossiemouth residents are being urged to take to the beaches this weekend as part of a Moray-wide initiative to reduce litter.
The Lossiemouth Community Council have organised two clean-up operations in the town as part of their contribution to the ‘Let’s Tidy Up Moray’ campaign organised by Moray Council and The Northern Scot.
Individuals, neighbours, clubs and community groups have been encouraged to run clean up operations throughout May, with the local authority providing equipment such as litter pickers, gloves, hi-res tabards and bags free of charge, as well as arranging for bags of rubbish to be uplifted.
A spokesman for the Lossiemouth Community Council said: “We have our own ‘beach clean’ operation later in the summer but felt that additional sessions as part of this great Moray-wide initiative was more than appropriate.
“We have seen the community spirit that exists in Lossiemouth many times, most notably when our town was hit by storms at the end of 2012 that caused extensive litter and debris damage along our sea wall and shoreline.
“Let’s Tidy Up Moray is a great idea from the Northern Scot and Moray Council and one that we are delighted to be a part of, we just hope that as many people as possible can find the time to turn out for our two short clean up sessions this weekend.”
People are being asked to gather at the West Beach car park for the clean up sessions on Saturday, May 24 from 10am until 12pm and again on Sunday, May 25 from 12pm until 2pm.