Colonsay and Oronsay were the first Hebridean islands to have claimed "litter-free" status. You will, of course, find that the roads, paths, lochsides and everywhere else are sparklingly free of litter but, more challengingly, we strive to clear all marine litter from our 50 miles of coastline. You probably know about PCBs in the food chain, and that plastic can never biodegrade, and that it kills literally millions of seabirds, turtles and fish each year. It is even said that there is not a litre of water anywhere in the seas that has not yet been contaminated.
We work right around our coastline each year and would be delighted to have your support. A notice in the post-office gives details of the meeting place each week, normally 2-4 pm on Sundays and often 10-12 on Saturdays. It is much more fun than it sounds, is great exercise, provides a chance to meet other people and is of immense benefit - every single scrap that we remove makes a difference. Follow Friends of Colonsay on FaceBook to be kept informed.