Singing Sands Beach Clean
Inspired by the Great British Beach Clean week at the end of September, Eigg Environmental Action Group co-ordinated a long awaited beach clean on Singing Sands.
Islanders and visitors alike are very conscientious at removing marine plastics during beach walks, however carrying larger items home from Singing Sands, accessible only by foot via a cliff path presents more of a challenge. With plenty of space to work in safe social distance, small groups of islanders spent a sunny Sunday afternoon clearing large volumes of marine waste from the beach and hauling it up the hill for collection by tractor and trailer.
The day was a huge success. The transformation of a beach littered with reds, blues and greens of plastic waste to its natural soft hues is immensely satisfying. We are so grateful to our community for the endless hours of volunteer time put in to keep our beaches looking healthy and beautiful.
And this month, it is all about the APPLES! Eigg’s Community Orchard is bursting with bumper crops of apples as well as plums and pears. With 25 different varieties of fruit trees, the Community Orchard is developing year on year and looking particularly spectacular this month. We are looking forward to making the most of this year’s apple season – time to get harvesting, storing, baking, and preserving!