Clean sweep off Blackness foreshore

Volunteers gathered to clean up Blackness beaches.
Volunteers gathered to clean up Blackness beaches.

Volunteers were more than happy to muck in down at the shoreline in Blackness last weekend as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s annual beach clean-up.

Members of the West Lothian Sub Aqua Club, along with local resident Jackie Leeds, have adopted Blackness beaches.

And each year they don their wellies and safety gloves to clear the rubbish washed ashore or left behind by visitors during the summer.

Some 20 volunteers mucked in this year.And the hardy band of volunteers collected a total of 14 bags of general waste, weighing in at an impressive 57 kg.

A spokesman for the Marine Conservation Society said: “Our seas are under immense pressure: too many fish are being taken out, too much rubbish is being thrown in and too little is being done to protect our precious marine wildlife.”