Annual Broch beach clean

SNP councillor Brian Topping in association with Aberdeenshire Council and the community wardens has organised the annual end of season beach clean which will take place on Saturday, September 3.

Following lovely weather earlier in the year Cllr Topping was horrified when he saw the volume of bottles, cans, food packages and even barbecues that had been left discarded at Fraserburgh beach.

Speaking out about the rubbish left, he said: “I was shocked and angry about the amount of litter that had been left by a minority of irresponsible people.

“There were broken bottles, cans, carrier bags, food packages, even barbecues were abandoned. There are also some dog owners who, having picked up the mess left by their dog mess, abandoned the bag, rather than take it to the first available dog waste bin.”

Commenting on the beach clean, Fraserburgh community wardens said: “We would invite all, especially families, to come along and participate in this worthy community cause. The beach is a spectacular setting for all to enjoy, young and old alike.”

Registration for the event takes place at Tiger Hill Cafe on Saturday September 3 at 9.45am with the clean starting at 10 and expected to last until noon. All the necessary safety equipment will be provided and all participants will receive a certificate for their endeavours. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Any further enquiries please contact the Community Wardens via the Grampian Police Service Centre on 0845 600 5 700.