Marine debris

Sadly, Coll is just like any other island with too much man-made garbage on our beaches, human throw-aways and escapees of our industriousness.
Looking at the rubbish that washes up, one could easily point figures at the fishing and shipping sectors. However, we are all to blame, equally, so perhaps we could all, equally, take a look at our activities?

My first visit to The Hebrides (late '60s) I recall dead cars dumped on the beach. These are now properly recycled but my photos of the day show nothing else - NO plastics. What are we doing?


Collecting litter off the beaches

This activity is encouraged, please help !

Argyll & Bute council supply one specific bin for beach rubbish. Located by the gate at the RSPB Totronald car park please use the facility whenever possible Just carrying a small bag of rubbish from every beach visit will make a difference.
Please do not be temped to bag litter and then leave the bag out in the open e.g. at a beach entrance. Inquisitive livestock seem to enjoy destroying left bags resulting in the contents being spread into the environment again. Please try and take it all home or to a proper collection point.

Collecting litter off the beaches

This activity is encouraged, please help !

Argyll & Bute council supply one specific bin for beach rubbish. Located by the gate at the RSPB Totronald car park please use the facility whenever possible Just carrying a small bag of rubbish from every beach visit will make a difference.
Please do not be temped to bag litter and then leave the bag out in the open e.g. at a beach entrance. Inquisitive livestock seem to enjoy destroying left bags resulting in the contents being spread into the environment again. Please try and take it all home or to a proper collection point.

© All photos, Tony Oliver. More to follow a.s.a.p.