Tuesday, 19 June 2012

JMT Beach Clean

Thanks to all who the volunteers who took part in the first John Muir Trust work party in West Harris. The team of about 15 came on Friday 1st June, having spent the rest of the week doing footpath repair and other work for the North Harris Trust. Their task with us was to clear an area of shoreline at Aird Grodanais (beyond Luskentyre beach) of decades of rubbish - mainly plastics and ropes. The team worked at a prodigious rate, gathering about 15 big bags of waste and then dragging them to 1 point on the shore for uplift.

One long time volunteer unfortunately slipped on the shingle and fell awkwardly, dislocating 2 fingers. However after a trip to hospital in Stornoway to have them put back in place he was able to drive his campervan that evening, showing that Borderers are about as tough as Islanders!

 Thanks are also due to the squad from the Marine Harvest shore base in Ardhasaig who collected the rubbish from the shore on 19th June.

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