200 bags of rubbish found at loch

John Meaney, environmental manager at Loch Fyne Oysters

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Nearly 200 bags of rubbish have been filled after a sweep of Scotland’s longest sea loch.

Plastic, metal and even vehicle tyres were found during a two-day clean-up of Loch Fyne.

The event generated more than 190 bags of rubbish and took place around Cairndow at the head of the loch.

It was organised by Loch Fyne Oysters, the Argyll-based seafood specialist, and volunteers included members of staff.

The company said it was part of its commitment to protect the environment and safeguard the area’s natural beauty.

John Meaney, environmental manager at Loch Fyne Oysters, commented: ‘It is absolutely fantastic to see so many of our staff, other local businesses and members of the community coming together to keep our shores clean.

‘Argyll and Bute is undoubtedly one of the most stunning parts of the country, attracting local and international travellers throughout the year to experience its beauty and to sample our larder of fine food and drink.

‘We’re committed to doing all we can to keep the shores of Loch Fyne clean, both to protect the amazing marine wildlife in the area such as otters, herons and golden eagles but also to keep our waters at the highest standard of purity possible.’