MORE than 100 members of different community groups gathered to help Girvan Rotary’s annual beach clean at the weekend.

On Saturday, April 7 three beaches were targeted for a clean including Girvan North Beach, Girvan South Beach and Ballantrae.

The Rotary were joined by the scouts, members of the churches, the music society and groups from South Carrick.

Alistair Wallace, who organised the event, said: “At the three locations we had a superb turnout.

“Taking part and Girvan and Ballantrae Cubs and Scouts, members of Girvan Rotary, members of Girvan North and Scout Parish Churches, members of Girvan Musical Society, Z1 staff members, Quarriers , the Girvan Gateman and loads of others who in the rush to get started just became part of the cleaning pack.

“Again we have the oldest ‘Ayrshire Rotarian litter picker’ on the beach, in the form of Mr. Peter Noble of Girvan.

“It was a welcome change to have a dry, calm day after a few very wet windy beach cleans in the last few years. 

“It was thought that about 100 to 120 people took part at the three locations and Kate Thomson who ran the Ballantrae team finished her event with a bonfire and some grub.

“The litter came in all shapes and sizes, from plastic bottles to discarded rope, dog poo bags, polystyrene, rags, tyres and loads more.”

On the same day, the other Ayrshire Rotary clubs were cleaning other parts of Ayrshire beaches 

These included Newton, Bentfield, Heads of Ayr, Fisherton, Dunure, Croy, Turnberry, Dunnymuck, Chapledonan , Doonfoot, Craig Tara, Prestwick, Troon and Barassie. 

The Rotary would like to thank those who turned up and worked so hard to make a difference.