A volunteer clean-up squad collected bags of rubbish - and had bags of fun - when they took to Cramond Beach.
More than 215 people from the local area and beyond came out in force on Friday 11th May to do their bit for the first ever Marks & Spencer and Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Big Beach Clean-up.
Around 75 school children, 80 local volunteers and 60 staff from Marks & Spencer put themselves forward as beach cleaners for the day and helped to protect our sealife by collecting an impressive 350kg of rubbish.
Amongst the items found were false teeth, sofa cushions, a lantern, bike tyres, a bike seat, a football, golf ball and volleyball and a bracelet charm.
Barbara Heslop, M&S head of region, Scotland East, said: “It was great to see so many people of all ages coming out to do their bit for the environment, and we relished the chance to get out onto the beach along with customers to help. We’d like to extend a huge thank-you to everyone who rolled their sleeves up and helped clean up Cramond Beach.”
M&S customers who registered in advance to take part were thanked for their hard work with a money-off at M&S voucher and some free snacks on the day of the clean. Beach cleaners were also treated to a free barbecue and kids’ games organised by the National Schools Partnership.