MORE than 120 volunteers got together to celebrate Earth Hour in Troon.

On Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, some 200 bags off litter were collected from various locations across the town, including Fullarton Woods, Marr College and Dundonald Woods.

Friends of Fullarton led the clean-up at Fullarton Woods, while also tackling part of the Smugglers Trail along with help from Cllr Craig Mackay and Dr Philippa Whitford, Troon Ladies Circle and a previous clean up by Marr College pupils, and Friends of Dundonald Castle organised a clean-up of Dundonald Woods where volunteers filled an open cage truck donated by South Ayrshire Council, along with bags and litter picks, with bags of rubbish.

A spokesperson for Friends of Fullarton, said: “Litter picks are ongoing in the area of Troon by the devoted ‘Friends of Troon Beaches’ group, and a newly formed splinter group ‘Troon Litter Crew’. You may have seen verges being cleaned recently, sadly they continue to be messed again by those

“On the Saturday evening at Dundonald Castle, Earth Hour was observed with a night visit to the castle with plenty of star and moon gazing; being such an incredibly clear still night.

"Participants also got to learn about Earth Hour and why it exits, some hints and tips to reduce their carbon footprint, plastics in the ocean issues and recycling for the garden.

“On the Sunday morning, an area at Marr College was tackled, the recent eastern winds had blown a huge amount of litter into one spot, so instead of the usual beach clean of a Sunday morning the team headed to the school and filled over 50 bags of litter.”

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