Factfile: The Marine Conservation Society

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The Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch weekend took place on Sunday with both Monifieth and Broughty Ferry being involved.

More than 100 volunteers took part in the annual event, stretching from St Cyrus in the north to Broughty Ferry in the south, which saw rubbish removed and litter picked up.

Not only are the beaches cleaned, but a log is also taken to establish what kinds of rubbish is being left behind on our beaches.

In Monifieth, the clean-up was organised by Monifieth Eco-Force and saw the group team up with local scouts for the event.

The group took an accurate record of all rubbish on a one-and-a-half kilometre stretch of beach before cleaning it all up.

Meanwhile in Broughty Ferry, all kinds of rubbish was found including, a child’s toy tractor and even a shopping trolley.

Doug McLaren of Friends of the Earth Tayside was delighted with the turn-out of volunteers and explained the importance of keeping our beaches beautiful.

He said: “Over last weekend, over 100 local volunteers took part in the Marine Conservation Society’s annual Beachwatch litter survey and clean up.

“Thanks goes to all those who turned up and we even had three who travelled from Glasgow to lend a hand.

“Our beaches are beautiful, a free resource for us all to enjoy. Let’s all work together to keep them clean!”