Clean up transforms Broch beach

Volunteer Monica Smith during a clean up at Fraserburgh Beach.
Volunteer Monica Smith during a clean up at Fraserburgh Beach.

A clean up has taken place at Fraserburgh beach recently, with volunteers collecting and removing nine bags of litter from the area.

The clean up was organised by Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service as part of the nationwide Clean Up Scotland campaign, which is run by independent environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Among the items removed from the beach by volunteers were pieces of carpet, a set of oilskins and a wellington boot.

Commenting after the event, Banff and Buchan Ranger, Jodie Rhodes said: “We’re delighted to have been able to make a difference to this stretch of Fraserburgh Beach. Not only did it leave us with a great deal of satisfaction that we were able to help our community, but it was great fun! I’d recommend it to anyone.

“What we’d like to see now is that the beach stays in the condition in which we left it.”

Carole Noble, Head of Environmental Services for Keep Scotland Beautiful, commented: “Well done to everyone involved - they have made a real difference to Fraserburgh Bay and we welcome their contribution to the Clean Up Scotland campaign.

“The eyes of the world will be on Scotland in 2014 when we host global events like the Ryder Cup and the Commonwealth Games – we don’t want them to see litter and mess.

“All over Scotland, people are running clean ups to help our country shine.”