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Clean sweep for Musselburgh beach volunteers

Big Beach Clean organised by Marine Conservation Society.

Pupils from Campie Primary School.

Big Beach Clean organised by Marine Conservation Society. Pupils from Campie Primary School.

An army of volunteers descended on Fisherrow Sands last week determined to get the beach looking its best for the summer ahead.

More than 200 locals, armed with litter pickers and sacks, turned out last Wednesday for the Big Beach Clean-up, organised by Marks and Spencer in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society.

East Lothian Provost Ludovic Broun-Lindsay was joined by Councillor John McNeil, Musselburgh Rotary Club and pupils from Campie Primary School in the effort to clear the beach of rubbish and protect the area’s marine life.

The final haul was 30 bags of litter and junk – weighing 150kg and including everything from food wrappers, tin cans and pieces of rope, to more unusual items such as car tyres and 40 shoe soles.

Full story in this week’s Musselburgh News and East Lothian News, on sale now.

 

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