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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Balgreen Bench Clean-Up for the Water of Leith Conservation Trust

TRAC HLM team based at Scottish Parliament carried out a clean-up at Balgreen, Edinburgh for the Water of Leith Conservation Trust. The team cleaned a bench which had been vandalised, and removed all the graffiti. They also assisted in a general clean-up of the area.

Well done to Antonio Rocha and Paul McIlwraith at Scottish Parliament for their efforts!

WARDIE BAY BREAKWATER – World War II Huts Clean-up

TRAC Engineering are proud to report that four members of staff volunteered to take part in a clean up operation of Wardie Bay Breakwater. Antonio, Paul, Guiseppe and Dean spent a day cleaning up mess left within two World War II huts on the breakwater at Granton. 

The litter within the huts was spilling into the water causing pollution. The five team members donned the appropriate PPE and cleared thirty six bags of rubbish. The waste was safely transported to TRAC Engineering’s base at Abington for disposal by the appointed waste carrier. The huts have now been boarded up to prevent a reoccurrence. Excellent feedback was received from the local community, who were delighted to see the pollution and mess cleared up.

It was certainly a tough job in challenging conditions—well done to all involved.