Beach to be cleaned

In support of the national litter pick initiative, the National Spring Clean, Aberdeenshire has several events lined up to help keep the North-east clean.

As part of Scotland’s National Spring Clean event, the Banff and Buchan ranger and the Buchan Countryside Group are seeking volunteers to help remove and record the rubbish collected on Fraserburgh beach.

It will be the second time this month that Fraserburgh beach will have been cleaned, local man Charlie Reid having organised a cleaning event last weekend, to which over 20 people attended.

The upcoming event at Fraserburgh beach starts at 11am on Saturday, May 26, and those wishing to take part are advised to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the task at hand.

Gloves and rubbish bags will be provided.

Other events in Aberdeenshire to coincide with the National Spring Clean are scheduled to take place at New Aberdour Bay on Sunday, May 27, between 10am and 11:30am where you can help the Banff and Buchan ranger celebrate Scottish Biodiversity Week.

Discover the fascinating world of rock pools and find out about the suckers, gluers and swimmers lurking beneath the waves on your doorstep. Suitable clothing and footwear is advised.

For more information and to book your place on either event, please contact the Banff and Buchan ranger on telephone number 01261 813299.

Scottish Biodiversity Week runs from May 19 to May 27, with events planned all over the country to celebrate the week.

Scottish Biodiversity Week aims to promote and celebrate the wildlife and landscapes the country has to offer, through guided walks, story telling, pond dipping events and much more.

For a full list of activities planned for the week, and for more information on Scottish Biodiversity Week, visit their website at www.biodiversityscotland.gov.uk.