Environment

Environment

Dogs ill after beach walks

Warnings have been issued about an unnamed danger on South Ayrshire beaches after vets practices reported a number of dogs becoming ill after visiting the sands.

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SSPCA officers rescued this hedgehog found in a garden in Girvan with a fish food pot stuck on its head.

Hedgehog in distress

The Scottish SPCA report “an alarming increase in animal injuries due to incorrectly discarded rubbish,” this hedgehog, found in a garden in Girvan with a fish food pot stuck on her head, an example of the calls they are getting.

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A significant volume of waste is currently left in green bins when it could be easily recycled

Girvan and Carrick’s new bin collection

Thousands of people will soon be using a new recycling service in South Ayrshire as part of a major campaign being rolled out in stages by the council. 6,500 households in Girvan and Carrick are the first to use the service, which aims to increase the quality of the waste collected for recycling while also increasing the amount of materials recycled.

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Alistair Wallace, who has won a Keep Scotland Beautiful award, cleaning up Girvan beach with Ruth Wallace and Kirsty McWilliams.

Beach clean-up hero’s award

Girvan’s Alistair Wallace has been awarded the Keep Scotland Beautiful spring clean award for exceptional efforts to improve Scotland’s environment.

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Bathing water updates via mobile

Bathing water updates via mobile

Daily bathing water forecasts are now available for beaches at Girvan, Maidens and Culzean from 10am each morning for the next three-and-a-half months.

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