Skiffies flagged up for beach tidying

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Isle of Seil Coastal Rowing Club has been flagged up for its good work cleaning up beaches and remote islands.

The club was awarded the inaugural Green Flag by the Scottish Coastal Rowing Club earlier this year for its work  around the Firth Of Lorn since it built its St Ayles Skiff five years ago.

Members have rowed to Eilean Gamnha, at the head of Loch Melfort, on several occasions and collected many bags of litter, including fishfarm debris.

The club rows throughout the year and visits other clubs for shared events.

In summer, the Seil skiff joined in the Royal Yachting Association’s Push Your Boat Out day at Oban Sailing Club, encouraging more people to have fun on the water.

The club had its annual general meeting last week and signed up new members to boost its crew.

To find out more information about the Seil club and how to join, go to or visit