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STRANRAER'S shoreline is one of the town's greatest assets and here's a team of volunteers doing their level best to keep it looking well. The council organised a tractor to rake the shore in front of Agnew Park but it struggled to get close to the sea wall and weeds have, as every gardener knows, an amazing ability to spring back. So the volunteers sprung into action digging weeds out by the roots and lifting litter. Rhona Brown, of the Harbour Lights guesthouse on Agnew Crescent, said: "We had about 15 volunteers out and we're hoping to make it a regular event on a Wednesday night – anyone's welcome if they can spare whatever time they can. "We had people from the Coastguard, the inshore lifeboat and Incredible Edibles kindly giving up their time. "The sand looks fantastic after the tractor's been over but it's hard to stay on top of the weeds. We're covering the shore from the West Pier out to the lifeboat station." The weeds and litter are carefully bagged up for the council to remove later. Rhona says the hope is to make the clean-up a regular event on Wednesdays at 6pm. "We're doing an hour or so but we're not looking for a big commitment. People might be able to give an hour, perhaps less and see might make it one week but not the next – it's all a great help and the shore is such a great place for locals and visitors." She adds the team would be delighted to welcome anyone along next week and if they're equipped with a garden fork, so much the better.

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