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Sun or Hail - Litter Pickers Prevail - Melvich

29th April 2016

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Just less than a week separated Halkirk and Melvich Primary School's village litter picks but the weather couldn't have been more different. Both village litter picks were undertaken as part of the schools Eco-studies programme and registered with the Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign and each event received assistance from The Highland Council’s local Countryside Ranger Paul Castle.

Halkirk Primary P4-5 class, along with teacher Mrs Castle and several parent helpers embarked on their litter picking duties in glorious sunshine. Several areas of the village were targeted and all the litter removed.

Melvich Primary School P1-7 classes including Miss Mackay and Miss MacLeod, bravely undertook their village litter pick in strong, north westerly winds, including several hail and sleet showers thrown in for good measure. The main road area right up to the village hall was thoroughly cleaned by the intrepid litter-busters.

Ranger Paul Castle said: "Both schools did a superb job in clearing away any litter which was previously making each village look a little untidy. All the kids did very well, particularly in Melvich with such challenging weather conditions and everyone will thank both schools for their great efforts."

 

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