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05/12/2016

CalMac clean up puts a shine on local beauty spot

An eight strong group of volunteers from ferry operator CalMac rolled up their sleeves to put a bit of shine back on one of Inverclyde's top beauty spots.

The litter picking team from the company's Gourock HQ took time out of their weekend to carry out a litter pick at Lunderston Bay.

Lunderston Bay is the closest sandy beach to Glasgow so is very popular.

Co-ordinated by organiser Kimberley Stevens from Greenock, who works in the travel trade department the group lifted around 50 kgs of rubbish from the beach as part of the Marine Conservation Society's (MCS) Beachwatch campaign.

Gourock clean up

The CalMac team with their collected haul from Lunderston Bay

Kimberley became an MCS registered organiser after constantly being disappointed by the amount of litter blighting the shoreline.

'This was the second beach clean we have carried out here this year and it's disappointing that we collected the same amount of rubbish as we did back in July,' said Kimberley.

'As a registered organiser for MCS I am passionate about keeping our beaches clean and the more we can do to high light to people to take their rubbish home the less we will need to hold these clean ups. A big thanks to all involved and to Clyde Muirsheil Park Ranger Mike Holcombe for supplying safety equipment.'

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