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Old barbecues, used nappies, broken bottles - those are just some of the objects that a Skeabost couple met on their walk today (Tuesday 23 April.)

Ian and Gill Williams took to social media to express their disgust at the amount of litter around St Columba's Island and in the River Snizort.

Ian relates: "We found three barbecues, food, plastic, broken bottles, filled baby nappies, masses of dog poo bags, even full ones floating down the river.  

"We thought it was some kind of new jellyfish until we discovered the terrible truth.

"This was all discarded on possibly the single most important site on Skye, the St Columba's Isle."

Gill, who waded into the river to retrieve rubbish, comments: "I got in the water and recovered everything that must have accidentally fallen in, all bagged up and disposed of properly.

"All of thirty seconds effort. It must have taken longer to have gone to the effort of chucking it in the river!  St Columba must be turning in his grave!"

The couple concluded: "In these times where we must consider the impact of the human race on our planet, beginning on our own doorstep is a great place to start.

"Please tell locals and visitors alike: 'Take your rubbish home with you.'"

Images from Ian and Gill Williams.  


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