Warning after 33 hazardous trolleys removed from River Almond

Environmentalists worked for two hours to remove hazardous trolleys from the River Almond

Sunday, 8th December 2019, 3:50 pm
Updated Sunday, 8th December 2019, 3:53 pm
Volunteers pulled 33 shopping trolleys, three bikes and two scooters from the water.

The members of the trolley removal crew, hosted by Forth Rivers Trust, worked for over two hours on Friday, December 6, starting at Howden Weir viewing platform in Livingston.

Volunteers pulled 33 shopping trolleys, three bikes and two scooters from the water.

Scotr Muir, who is a consultant with the Forth Rivers Trust, said: "There are issues in West Lothian, and in Scotland, where it seems to be a pastime for certain individuals to throw shopping trolleys in the river.

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"I believe all the rivers in Scotland suffer the same issue and trolleys are dangerous to fishermen and wildlife.

"I really appreciated the guys who came along and removing the trolleys will improve the habitat and boost the river."