Carsethorn beach clean crew get to work
The Dumfries and Galloway Eco Warriors drew 50 volunteers to Carsethorn for a major beach clean-up.
After a safety briefing, the team stretched across the beach and quickly gathered nearly 70 bags of rubbish.
Among the material collected on Sunday were fishing line, cans, dolls and many plastic items.
Elastic bands, bottles, a tyre and polystyrene were also gathered up before the tide came in.
Eco Warriors co-founder Laura Howieson said: “Our volunteers could not believe the amount of waste on the beach.
“One of the worst things were lots and lots of wipes which had obviously been flushed down the toilet.
“We had a great turnout and the day stayed dry. The Steamboat Inn provided us with a light lunch which was much appreciated.
“Overall it was a fantastic day and we thank everyone for attending.”
The Eco Warriors was set up in January by Laura and pals Fiona Rogerson and Lottie Glover in an effort to fight environmental pollution.
Laura said: “We are doing this to clean our beautiful beaches and raise awareness of the dangers to wildlife and the environment of throwing plastic and other harmful stuff away, both on land and at sea.
“We also want to educate others and the next generation. It is a good way to socialise, exercise and enjoy our beaches while helping the environment.”
Carsethorn was the group’s 10th beach clean this year. More are planned.
Rubbish Old nets and litter from the 1970s, below Phew! Kids take a break against bags of litter