Completion of new stepped path – Smugglers Brae, Dunure

Over the past two months, Pathminder squads have spent 252 man-hours at the Smugglers Brae, Dunure, converting a muddy, slippery muddy slope into a fine stepped, surfaced path. This was only made possible by the donation of 50 old sleepers from Trump Turnberry Golf Course, and £500 from Hillhouse Quarries Ltd to buy 10 Tonnes of whin chips – all of which had to brought on site by hand, sack and barrow. It’s amazing what a gang of OAPs can do – unpaid but...

Eleventh Annual Rotary Beach Clean 1 April 2017

Five Rotary Clubs, Girvan, Alloway, Ayr, Prestwick and Troon, with a total of 240 volunteers, cleared 565 bags of rubbish over a 19-mile coastline from Girvan to Troon. Working with the Marine Conservation Society, we counted 2,800 plastic bottles of all shapes and sizes. Calculating we must have lifted 33,000 bottles over 11 years, this info has been sent to MSPs at Holyrood to support a current cross-party call for a Plastic Bottle Deposit scheme – something sorely needed. Read the full report The Plastic Peril Report...