Tribute beach clean-up hauls in nets and threat to birds and sea life
A GROUP of volunteers has cleared rubbish from a North-east beach. Around 70 converged on Lunan Bay in Angus and spent four hours filling 20 bags of garbage.
Fishing nets and other items, potentially dangerous to birds and sea life, were recovered.
The effort took place as a tribute to Fettercairn man Dominic Jackson, an environment enthusiast who lost his life in a kayaking accident in February last year. One of the organisers was John Phethean, who ran the Oakleaf Gardening Services business with Mr Jackson.
His wife, Emma Phethean, was delighted so many people gave up spare time to clean the beach.
She said: “We led a clean-up of Kingston Bay in Moray last year and I think there were only 15 of us there.
“For this latest effort we had an absolutely fantastic turnout, with about 70 volunteers.
“Dominic was passionate about the environment. It was his birthday this week and we’ll be doing this every year.”
Tidy: Jeremy Jackson with Emma Phethean.