Clean sweep for Ganavan volunteers

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Friends of Ganavan and Keep Oban Beautiful volunteers got together for a beach clean on Sunday.

Cigarette butts, general litter and campfire debris were among Sunday morning’s haul.

‘The good turnout of helpers shows just how much the community cares about keeping our town clean. Of course, if other people cared more and didn’t litter in the first place we wouldn’t need to do it.

Getting the Keep Oban Beautiful message across during a litter pick at Ganavan.

‘We hope people seeing us out and about with our litter-pickers and bags will help get our Keep Oban Beautiful message across,’ said Laura Corbe, one of the organisers.

More organised litter picks are to follow in the future – one in Soroba could be coming soon.

Dougie Graham, who runs the snack van at Ganavan, rewarded the dozen or so Sunday volunteers with free coffees.

Council refuse collectors had already had an earlier sweep of the beach and car park area that was much-needed over a busy weekend when soaring temperatures attracted crowds to the well-loved beauty spot.

Friday and Saturday nights saw a number of mobile homes, vans and cars once again using the car park as a campsite, ignoring council signs banning sleeping in vehicles.