ACT Argyll have been tidying up at Silver Bay, Kilcreggan.

Cove and Kilcreggan Trust got in touch with ACT Argyll to remove stones and other debris which had been washed onto the grass above the sea wall.

The team moved the natural debris back over the sea wall and collected rubbish, disposing of dangerous waste safely. This cleared the grass, allowing for it to be cut again and improving the appearance for the local community.

ACT Argyll work "very welcome"

The main charitable goal of Cove and Kilcreggan Trust is to provide support for the aged, infirm and needy residents of Cove and Kilcreggan. The Trust also contributes to the maintenance of the local area.

Cove and Kilcreggan Trust said that ACT Argyll’s help in dealing with the rubbish in Silver Bay was very welcome. Danny Kelly, Cove and Kilcreggan Trust Board Member said "I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate ACT Argyll on the excellent work carried out at Silver Bay Kilcreggan in removing all the rubbish etc that was washed up on to the grassed area, it has been very much appreciated by local residents."

After completing the three day task, Mike Cavin, ACT Argyll trainee said, “It was great to see how much the local community appreciates our efforts.”

ACT Argyll's project co-ordinator, Mark McDougall added, “The team worked hard here to make a huge visual improvement. It’s a shame that, as with other areas around the coast, there were so many plastics washed up – predominately blue and white drinking straws, but also a number of sanitary products and used needles / syringes. But we got there in the end and the grass is clear again – a satisfying result, and a big thank you to Danny and Harry of Cove and Kilcreggan Trust for getting us involved”.

Silver Bay before the clean up. Silver Bay after the clean up.