Beach Clean at Buchan Ness Lighthouse

Well done to the team members who carried out a beach clean while working at Buchan Ness Lighthouse, near Peterhead, recently. Several bags of rubbish were retrieved from the nearby beach. Well done team!

ECDH Rope Donation

On the 27th November, TRAC HLM donated 250 metres of quarantined rope to Edinburgh Cat and Dog Home.  The rope donated by TRAC will be used to make toys for the animals, as well as dog leads! It’s great to see materials which are no longer fit for purpose of our needs being used elsewhere.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home protects loving homes, finds loving homes, and runs a loving Home for dogs and cats in East and Central Scotland.  Their small but dedicated team are united by an unconditional love of animals. They are dedicated to keeping pets and owners together in loving homes and offer support to make this possible.

In 2019 they launched their Pet Food Bank providing food, jackets, collars, leads, bowls, and bedding to owners who cannot afford to care for their pets. Staff are also on hand to offer help and advice.

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Litter Clean-Up at Monarch Island

TRAC HLM carried out a litter clean-up around the coast of one of the Monarch Islands being worked on for NLB in December 2022.

This litter clean-up was a suggestion made by Mikey Paterson due to the weather conditions of heavy rain on the island which prevented normal working.

Well done to Mikey and the rest of the team that participated in the clean-up!

Great British Beach Clean at Wardie Bay

On Sunday 25th September, TRAC HLM were involved in the Great British Beach Clean on behalf of the Marine Conservation Society.

For the third year in a row TRAC HLM at Scottish Parliament took part in this at Wardie Bay and undertook a thorough clean of the 870m long breakwater wall. They managed to remove and collect 25 bags of refuse weighing almost 70kg!

Well done to all that took part in the beach clean!

Repainting Works for The Yard Edinburgh

TRAC HLM Team from Scottish Parliament have been undertaking a Community Benefit project for The Yard Edinburgh a place that creates safe space for children with disabilities to have fun, learn new skills and make friends without judgement.

The charity recently was subject of a fire-raising incident and TRAC contacted them to offer assistance – the building was in fairly poor condition so TRAC sent a painting team down with materials and access equipment to fully refurbish the external windows and door, additional time allowed us to also complete some internal decoration works a few jobs that had been on their wish list.

Well Done Callum and Peppe for going down there each Sunday to get this job done!

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