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At the start of the week when I looked at the weather forecast for the 13th and 14th I was sceptical if we would be able to run the beach clean with the horrible weather that was being predicted but as the week went on things started to look brighter and I headed down, hoping some brave people would join me!

Some of the volunteers with one of the piles of rubbish ©Andy Summers

Day 1 was pretty wet and windy, as expected, but over the day many people turned up to help and we managed to clear most of the worst parts of the beach south of the bothies. I was staggered with the amount that the volunteers collected, especially in the challenging conditions.

Day 2 was much the same with the weather, but more determined volunteers turned up to help us clean the north beach. This beach wasn’t quite as bad as the couth but it was still astonishing the amount we collected. We had 5 big metal bins and completely filled them and then some!

Pictures of the beach the week before the clean ©Vickii Campen/ Scottish Wildlife Trust

All I can say is a HUGE thank you to all that turned out to help with this clean. We are hoping to do more cleans over the Coigach and Assynt coast, if you have suggestions of beaches that would benefit from some help please let me know vcampen@coigach-assynt.org.

Pictures of the beach after the cleans © Vickii Campen/ Scottish Wildlife Trust

Vickii Campen

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