Cleaning up Carnoustie beach

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AROUND 70 volunteers took to Carnoustie beach over the weekend to take part in a beach clean-up which was part of a national scheme.

The clean-up, organised by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), was part of the annual Beachwatch Big Weekend, and recruited helpers both young and old in a bid to rid Arbroath Harbour, Authmithie, Lunan Bay, Montrose, St Cyrus, Carnoustie, Monifieth and Broughty Ferry beaches of the waste that is washed up by the tide.

Over their 18 years of operation, MCS surveys have observed a steady increase in the amount of litter on our shores, with public activities, fishing, sewage pipes and shipping the worst contributors.

In Carnoustie, volunteers including beavers, cubs and a team from Carnoustie High School filled around 16 bags of litter.

The Carnoustie clean-up was sponsored by the Co-operative and after the event, participants were treated to tea, coffee and sandwiches in the Rugby Club.

r Our picture shows participants in the Carnoustie event.