Members of the community, young and old turned up to help at Beith’s most recent annual litter pick.

Beith and District Community Council organised the clean-up on Saturday, April 27, which saw 50 helpers muck in and tidy up the town. Smaller litter picks also took place at the same time in Barrmill and at Kilbirnie Loch.

Community council chairperson, Helen McNaughton, thanked all who participated in all the events and said: “Although the weather threatened rain, it remained dry for 50 volunteers, including the police cadets, to tidy up and clear the rubbish [in Beith].

“Thank you to Barrmill Conservation Group who participated in the clean-up in Barrmill, in addition to the canoe club and criminal justice group for the clean-up at the loch.

“Our appreciation to Norrie Brown for his continued support despite handing the reigns of this annual event to Beith and District Community Council.”

Councillor Donald L Reid, who was at the Beith clean-up, said: “Everyone mucked in to help ensure that litter was put where it belongs – in the bins.

“Special thanks to all who helped, young and golden oldies, and especially to Sgt Joe Murdoch and Constable Bysouth and the amazing Police Scotland Youth Volunteers for their help.

“Thanks to Norrie and Rose Brown for their organisation of this event over the past 20 years and to all at our community council for organising the event.”