Ross Sutherland Rugby Club supports captain in beach clean push at Glenmorangie Distillery

Tom Bannerman is an information officer with the DEEP project.

A ROSS-SHIRE rugby club is urging its supporters to help its captain with a beach clean as part of his day job.

Ross Sutherland Rugby Club is trying to help convert environmentally minded locals into helpers for the beach clean planned in Easter Ross on Friday (August 12).

READ: Invergordon man leading outreach work on trailblazing Glenmorangie Distillery Dornoch Firth project

It posted: “In his day job, club captain Tom Bannerman is an environmental engagement officer with the Marine Conservation Society.

“Next Friday he has organized a beach clean starting at the Glenmorangie Distillery at 11am. Tom would be delighted if you could make it along to help.”

The Marine Conservation Charity has issued an appeal for volunteers across Scotland as part of its Great British Beach Clean.

The Glenmorangie Distillery and Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Scotland have joined forces to bring back marine outreach and education on the Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project (DEEP).

DEEP seeks to restore long lost native oyster reefs to improve water quality in the Dornoch Firth working in tandem with the distillery’s anaerobic digestion plant.

DEEP information officer Tom Bannerman will offer the distillery’s visitors a tour of the inshore coastal area adjacent to the project.

Mr. Bannerman will provide a full background and overview of current activities, its partners and its overall ambitions for the project. This will be in addition to the distillery tours people come far and wide to experience at Glenmorangie.

Mr Bannerman, who is already part of the local community, having grown up in Invergordon, is currently captaining the regional rugby team Ross Sutherland. He will also be engaging with local schools and community groups to offer educational talks and activities, beach cleans and events through the summer months and up until October.

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