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Thoughtless walkers leave all this mess

Volunteers have been hard at work clearing trees, mending paths and picking up litter at Brodick country park.

This year’s first Thistle Camp working holiday group were on the island last week and began clearing rhododendron out of Merkland Wood.

They then spent two days replacing a flight of steps on Dan’s Walk. It was tough but rewarding work: demolishing the old steps, bashing in stobs to retain the new treads, dealing with big rocks in the way of construction, barrowing gravel up a slippery slope, digging up turfs for landscaping, building a water bar and digging a long ditch for better drainage, but the result looks brilliant.

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