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Power to the people: Fed up residents line up litter-picking at hotspots on the Black Isle

By Louise Glen

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Rosemarkie Beach is one of the spots litter pickers will be active.
Rosemarkie Beach is one of the spots litter pickers will be active.

PEOPLE from the Black Isle are planning to take matters into their own hands when it comes to litter.

A regular mass litter pick is being planned across the area to combat what many see as rubbish left behind by day trippers and tourists.

A message on social media made a plea for help saying there was a 'litter crisis' in the area.

Sal Taylor from Avoch and Killen Community Council, she said: "This is a bit of a plea for help.

"I am on Avoch and Killen Community Council and both our area and Fortrose/Rosemarkie area are having a litter crisis these past couple of weeks.

"While we try to come up with a long-term Black Isle wide plan, we are looking to keep hotspots covered over the next few weeks."

Hotspots include some of the area's most picturesque areas around Avoch by the community garden, Rosemarkie beach area, Mill House, Marine Terrace and Chanonry Point at both the car park and the lighthouse picnic sides.

She continued: "I'll be getting a few sets of pickers and gloves delivered from Highland Council next week.

"I picked up at Chanonry picnic area this morning and it was soul destroying to see discarded masks, wipes, cans, bottles and more than 100 cigarette butts."

To help with the litter pick see Black Isle Litter Pickers on Facebook.

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