Category Archives: Lomond

Helensburgh Eco-Congregations in Beach Clean Up

Twenty volunteers from the three Eco-congregations in Helensburgh cleaned the beach from Kidston Park to Cairndhu.

The rubbish had mainly been washed up from the River Clyde,  but there was also a large amount of peoples food litter. The group removed several large items of furniture, piping and pallets. The smaller items in great number were plastic bottle tops and cotton bud sticks. The local churches do this beach clean each year. This year there were fewer big items like tyres, but more smaller items like cans and bottles. The beach would look so much better, if people took more care disposing of their rubbish.

Pictured below are some of the Eco-Congregation volunteers.

Eco-Congregation Award for Alexandria Parish Church




Alexandria Parish Church situated on the shores of Loch Lomond has received their 1st Eco-Congregation Award. Congratulations!

Principally the award was awarded for:

– The strong leadership and support for the incorporation of environmental stewardship in Christian life demonstrated by the clergy.

– Imaginative re-use of materials, most notably the recycling of the wood from the old pine pews as bookcases and the creation of a library of books and DVD’s for the church community.

Well done and enjoy the sunshine!