Neil ahead of the game when it comes to litter
AN ANNUAL event to spruce up a Lochaber beach did not go ahead this year – as the place was already clean.
Sunday April 23 was the date scheduled for Nether Lochaber Community Council (NLCC)’s annual beach clean at North Ballachulish. But thanks to the ongoing efforts of an Old Town resident, Neil Macritchie, the event was ‘down-sized’ from the original plans as he has been collecting litter since last year and the beach has rarely been as clean.
NLCC thanked Neil for his efforts and instead scheduled a smaller effort to bag up the litter Neil had stockpiled by Gordon MacIntyre’s boat on the foreshore and tidy the area around the bottle banks where Nether Lochaber Community Association is working towards creating a new picnic site in collaboration with Gleaner & SUSTRANS.
The barbecue scheduled for after the beach clean has been postponed until Sunday May 7 for the association garden event based at Nether Lochaber Village Hall.
Nether Lochaber Community Association restored benches at their official launch event on March 5.