Thursday, 31 March 2016

Concern over rubbish at Invergowrie Bay

I have received concerns about the amount of rubbish floating in Invergowrie Bay - shopping trolleys, tyres, traffic cones and other items forming part of the shared habitat with the local bird life, a real concern.

Please see photos below (with thanks to my colleague and local resident Denis Taylor) :

I am advised that this part of the bay - right on the boundary between the Dundee and Perth & Kinross council areas - is on tidal land owned by the Crown Estates who have been contacted by Dundee City Council regarding the need for a clean-up of the bay area. 

I am pleased that Dundee Airport has agreed to assist with this.   It should be noted that some of the clean-up may have to take place after the end of the breeding season as there are breeding birds on the upper shore.