Local holiday park play their part in keeping beach litter-free

Volunteers Fiona & Mike Campbell help the beach clean-up.
Volunteers Fiona & Mike Campbell help the beach clean-up.

VOLUNTEERS WERE OUT clearing up a Moray beach at the weekend after teaming up with staff from the Silver Sands holiday village in Lossiemouth.

The end of season clean up at the town’s West Beach was organised as part of ‘Beachwatch’ – a clean-up campaign and litter survey organised by the Marine Conservation Society.

General Manager at Silver Sands is Rebecca Grant, who recently attended a meeting of the Lossiemouth Community Council to discuss the initiative and future cooperation between the holiday village and the local community.

Rebecca said: “There was a great team atmosphere with everyone pitching in to keep West Beach looking beautiful. After the success of this event, we are looking forward to organizing future cleans that we hope more local people will get involved with.”

Rubbish collected along the shore included old fishing nets, lobsters creels and a sheet of tin. There was also an old duvet, rope, broken plastic spades and the usual assortment of bottles, cans and sweet wrappers.

A spokesman for the Lossiemouth Community Council said: “We were delighted to welcome Rebecca to our last meeting and thank her and her staff for their initiative.

“It is important that businesses – in particular those involved in the tourism industry – play a full role in maintaining the natural beauty of our beaches, that is why the involvement of the Silver Sands Holiday Park in future efforts is so important and we thank them for becoming involved in our joint efforts.

“The Marine Conservation Society have also been in touch with our Secretary, who is in also the chairman of the Moray Coast Tourism Group, and he has agreed to link up the various organisations, businesses and community groups to ensure maximum effort in keeping our beaches in the best possible condition.”