Groups unite to tidy the Broch’s beaches

The Fraserburgh Beach Clean with Fraserburgh Safety Group, Fraserburgh Scout Group and members of the public
The Fraserburgh Beach Clean with Fraserburgh Safety Group, Fraserburgh Scout Group and members of the public

Members of the local safety froup, scouts and members of the public took to the shores last weekend for Fraserburgh’s annual beach clean.

Organised by Councillor Brian Topping of the Fraserburgh and District Community safety Group the beach clean picked litter from the Broch’s coastline, dunes and promenade.

Cllr Topping praised Jim Kirkwood and the Scouts group who turned out in force to help with clean, along with parents and members of the public who also helped.

He also thanked Aberdeenshire Council for getting rid of the litter they had collected and Tesco for sponsoring the event for a second year in a row by providing food, cooked by ex-scout leader Ian Rankin.

He said: “It’s all about keeping the environment clean and tidy.

“We have a fantastic facility down there, it’s not just the beach but the promenade and the dunes and I’m proud that we have such a beautiful beach.”

But the councillor also spoke of his frustration at people who continued to litter the beach, from people not picking up their dog foul to those breaking bottles and throwing away chip wrappers.