Dedicated volunteers have been thanked for their efforts in helping ensure Irvine beach was in top condition  during the recent  Making Waves festival.

The event saw bands like Del Amitri, Fatherson and Twin Atlantic play in front of sizeable crowds at Irvine Beach Park, while a free open weekend was also held at the Scottish Maritime Museum.

A council spokesperson said: “It was great to see the volunteers from Irvine Clean Up Crew at the Making Waves festival – thank you again to everyone who came along.

“We are lucky enough in North Ayrshire to have a fantastic network of dedicated volunteers in each of our six localities who are supporting the Council’s Streetscene team to keep #NorthAyrshireBeautiful today and welcoming for all.


Making Waves revellers enjoyed a litter-free Irvine Beach.

Making Waves revellers enjoyed a litter-free Irvine Beach.


“If you have time to spare and would like to help out your local Clean-Up Crew, please get in touch using the links below to join a volunteering group near you:





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Our pictures show Irvine Clean Up crew in action during the Making Waves Festival and Kilwinning Litter Pickers at the Nethermains Clean Up earlier this year and at last year’s Picnic in the Park.