Burnmouth beach clean

John Lamont joined volunteers at Burnmouth Beach to help out in a national beach cleaning campaign.
John Lamont joined volunteers at Burnmouth Beach to help out in a national beach cleaning campaign.

Volunteers picked up litter at Burnmouth Beach as part the Marine Conservation Society’s Beach Watch Big Weekend cleaning beaches around Britain and recording what type of litter was found on them.

This information was logged and will be analysed to work out how to prevent beach litter in future.

Local MSP John Lamont joined the volunteers and afterwards said: “I was delighted to join the group of volunteers to help pick up litter at the beach in Burnmouth. It is one of the most beautiful spots in the Borders, and it is important that we do what we can to ensure that it stays that way.

“The Beach Watch Big Weekend runs every year and is a great way to encourage people to take time to clean up their local beach. Not only does it help the environment and local wildlife, but the information we gathered on the day will help discover ways of keeping litter off our beaches in years to come.

“Each one of the volunteers who helped did a tremendous amount of work. Thanks to their efforts Burnmouth will continue to be one of the best destinations to visit in the Borders.”