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Durness event to focus on marine litter


By Staff Reporter


A huge mound of plastic rubbish, including fish line and gill nets, collected recently by clean-up campaigners at Old Grudie, an area at the tip of the Kyle of Durness.
A huge mound of plastic rubbish, including fish line and gill nets, collected recently by clean-up campaigners at Old Grudie, an area at the tip of the Kyle of Durness.

An event set to take place in Durness next Friday, December 6 will look at what is being done locally to tackle one of the world’s major problems - marine litter.

Marine Litter Marine Life is scheduled to go ahead at Durness Village Hall from 10am to 3pm.

It is hosted by Durness based environmental group Plasticatbay and brings together the Highland Environment Forum’s marine litter group with individuals and organisations working on the problem in the north west Highlands.

Expected to attend are representatives from salmon producers Loch Duart, Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape as well as Aigas Field Centre and the Environmental Research Institute in Thurso.

Local High Life Highland countryside rangers will also have an input into the discussion and debate.

Participants will be offered tea at 10am before an introduction by local countryside ranger Andy Summers. Short presentations will take place from 10.30am to 12.30pm when future opportunities and the potential for joint action will be discussed.

The afternoon session has been set aside for a tour from 2pm of the Plasticatbay workshop at Balnakeil craft village.

Booking for the event is not required and anyone interested in attending can turn up at the door.



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