HUNDREDS of wet wipes and sanitary products are being washed up on Barassie Beach.

Friends of Troon Beaches (FoTB), who have regular clean ups of Barassie Beach, are ‘finding hundreds’ of the products along the shore line.
Joy Melville of FoTB, said: “We are finding hundreds on the beach, but Scottish Water can’t find [the problem]. 

“Every single [wipe] has been flushed down someone’s toilet and it is all along the coast.

“We have been finding wipes from the start, but they are becoming the most common thing we find - sanitary products too.”

Over 2,000 wet wipes were found on Scotland’s beaches during the Great British Beach Clean week in 2016, with some surveys reporting as many as 100 wipes found in a 100m stretch of beach.

A Scottish Water spokesperson added: “We are aware of local concerns regarding wet wipes on the beach in Troon.

"We have investigated the circumstances surrounding this, carried out relevant checks on our infrastructure in the area, and we can confirm that our assets are working as they should. 

“We would urge anyone with concerns to get in touch with us directly via our Customer Helpline - 0800 0778778. 

“We would also like to take this opportunity to remind the public to know their bathroom checklist items and follow our 3P’s advice and only flush pee, toilet paper and poo down the toilet to help protect Scotland’s beaches.”