A TEAM of volunteers from the ACT Argyll project headed to Rosneath recently to help carry out some much-needed environmental improvements in the village.

Project co-ordinator Mark McDougall and his team cleared undergrowth from around the entrance to the Clachan Glen in the village and down as far as a nearby cairn.

And the area’s community council is hoping to welcome the team back to the area to carry out more work in the future.

Tom O’Brien Barden, from Rosneath and Clynder Community Council, said: “Considering the weather the lads did really well and the entrance now looks considerably better with access to the information board now open.

“The aim will be to get ACT Argyll back to slowly work their magic down to the bridge and thereafter secure the services of willing and experienced chainsaw owners to start to safely remove the fallen trees across the Clachan Burn.

“On behalf of the community, many thanks to Mark and his hard working team.”

ACT Argyll, an initiative hosted by the Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust, is an environmental works project with a focus on improving Argyll’s natural and social environment.

Its aim is to equip job seekers with the certified skills and experience they need to move into full-time employment whilst providing our communities with services which enhance local areas.

The Helensburgh-based team delivers a range of works including amenity space improvement, small scale joinery, path clearance, construction, and maintenance, beach cleans, landscaping and outdoor gardens works such as pesticides and weeding.

Last June the group was enlisted by Helensburgh Community Council to carry out much-needed weeding and tidying of some of the flower beds in Colquhoun Square.

The project is funded by the Scottish Government’s ‘social economic growth fund’ and has funded support until October 2019.