Vol­un­teers tidy up Glen Coe

The Oban Times - - Districts -

BUSI­NESSES near Glen­coe joined forces to help keep the glen ‘great’.

The Clachaig Inn and Clachaig Hol­i­days teamed up with Glen­coe In­de­pen­dent Hos­tel and Strath Lodge for a pre-sea­son lit­ter pick.

Gor­don Kep­pie from the Clachaig Inn told the Lochaber Times the team in­creas­ingly recog­nises the need to min­imise the im­pact of the busi­ness on the en­vi­ron­ment and to op­er­ate in a sus­tain­able man­ner wher­ever pos­si­ble.

On Tues­day April 11 staff from the busi­nesses gave up their own time and gath­ered at 8am to tackle the stretch be­tween the A82 junc­tion and the bridge into the vil­lage.

Gor­don said: ' We do the lit­ter pick ev­ery year. There were no un­usual finds this time, apart from a strange doll. In pre­vi­ous years we have found mo­tor­cy­cles and cook­ers. Mostly it is gen­eral rub­bish peo­ple drop on their way from the camp­site to us or to the shop and glasses from the bar – even though we will swap glasses for dis­pos­able cups. We wish peo­ple didn't drop things at their feet and be more con­sid­er­ate but we feel we have to make an ef­fort as well to keep the area look­ing great for all the peo­ple com­ing to the area for the first time and those we wish to at­tract back.'

F16 Clachaig Lit­ter pick 01

Vol­un­teers and Rosie the dog gave up their own time to help keep Glen­coe tidy.

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