THE ROYAL Highland Yacht Club (RHYC) held its early season fitting out dinner in Oban on Saturday 23 March at the Royal Hotel.

This well attended event had Janie Steele from the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) in attendance, who provided a fascinating display highlighting the vital work the MCS does both in Scotland and across the UK. Janie is a local ‘Sea Champion’ volunteer based in Oban.

The RHYC is pleased to be associated with the work of the MCS and hopes to raise awareness of their work within its membership. There may even be a surprise trophy awarded for the most inspirational beach clean completed by a member during the course of this season’s west coast cruising.

Catherine Gemmell, Scotland Conservation Officer for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) also welcomes the partnership for the club’s fundraising and beach cleaning efforts.

‘In Scotland we have world class coastlines and we are delighted that members of RHYC are wanting to give back to the beautiful environment they enjoy exploring and sailing in. Only by working together will we stop the plastic tide impacting our wonderful wildlife and seas in the Highlands and across Scotland.