Coastline to get a Spring Clean

St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve and the recently formed Eyemouth Initiative are joining forces for a litter pick next weekend.

The Spring Clean will take place on Sunday, March 11, starting at 10.30am.

The Marine Reserve and Initiative are aiming, with a willing and wrapped up group of volunteers, to tackle the litter that is either dropped or blown in onto the Eyemouth coastline. This is nothing new to the Marine Reserve who regularly organise beach clean ups in the district.

Becca Hayman, a member of the Eyemouth Initiative said: “It is a great opportunity for people to come together, to ensure our beautiful coastline looks as good as it should and learn about how to take care of such a natural feature for our future generations to enjoy”.

There will be an hour and a half clean up, ending with meeting upstairs at Café Questo at 12.30pm for refreshments and prizes from the clean up competition: Senior Ranger at St Abbs, Liza Cole added; “Beach litter is not only a blot of the landscape, it also poses a danger to wildlife which can swallow it or get entangled in it. It causes the death of untold numbers of birds, seals and even whales and dolphins around the coast of Scotland every year.”

If you would like to get involved on the day, or any future clean ups, then contact Becca by emailing eyemouthinitiative@yahoo.co.uk, or calling 07592 341 724.