Neil ahead of the game when it comes to lit­ter

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

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.

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