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Volunteers filled half a skip with rubbish during a shore clean in South Harris.


Plastic litter washed ashore at Rodel was cleared by 30 people in under two hours during the event held by Harris Voluntary Service and Harris Volunteer Centre.


Organiser Effie Macleod said: “It was fantastic to see so many people come out on not a particularly nice day to help with this event.


“It was just a real boost and made me feel proud to be involved in organising these events.”


Local development worker Kate Langley said it was “brilliant” to see so many volunteers involved. The youngest was just eight years and the oldest over 70.


She added: “It just goes to show what can be achieved with a little bit of community spirit and some forward planning.”


Cllr John Mitchell highlighted: “I was surprised by the amount of plastic litter and plastic rope on such a small part of the Harris coastline.


“It serves to illustrate quite dramatically that when we see plastic pollution on programmes like the Blue Planet it is not just something which affects far-flung areas of our world but something which touches all of us even in our un-spoilt shores of the Hebrides.”


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15 February 2018