On Saturday 27th October members supported the Kirkhill Village Market by running a car wash in the school playground. Several members took the opportunity to have their own cars cleaned as did those attending the market. Many thanks to Aileen and Ian who helped and to Calum Stout who helped, even though he is now at Charleston. Several members also ran stalls in the market, baked pancakes for the tea stall and bought items at the stalls to support local businesses and the school. Thanks to you all.
At the same time Annie and Tom were looking at the willows in the Play Park and started the job of trimming the taller branches. There were removed in the Highland Council Green Waste Collection – a very useful service that should be run on a regular basis. Many of the willows are now quite tall and difficult to bend over into a tunnel so further work sessions will now be planned to complete the task and make this valuable feature in the park more manageable.
After the market, 23 volunteers aged 5 – 60 took part in a Litter Pick around the village and local roads. Many bags of rubbish were collected and now the village looks very tidy for the Autumn. The back road to Beauly was included in the pick and several bags of rubbish collected. At this time last year we ran a project to deter fly tipping by collecting rubbish and erecting fence at lay-bys with ‘Dumb Dumper’ signs and posters by children from Kirkhill Primary School. Several of the posters are still in place and there has been much less tipping than previously. A TV and 2 tyres were removed and another pile of tyres near Ferry Toll will be removed so we still need to be vigilant.
Many thanks to all who took part this weekend