MORE than 100kg of rubbish was collected as volunteers held a litter pick in Inverkip.

Around 18 people turned out to help clean up the centre of the village, picking up litter in Main Street, Daff Glen, Station Road, Finnockbog Road, Millhouse Road and the grass verge opposite Sainsbury's.

They also cleared the power station slip road.

Amongst the items cleared were drinks cans, bottles, takeaway containers, a bottle of fake blood and even a discarded pregnancy test kit.

The event was organised by the Inverkip Church Eco-group and volunteers were joined by staff from the local Sainsbury’s and RBS, who were keen to help keep the area clean.

Mary Beveridge, manager at Sainsbury’s Inverkip, said: “We want to help where we can.

“This is the second litter pick we have helped with and there is always a great turnout with people wanting to make the area a nicer place to live.

“We will continue to help where we can.”

Over a series of clean-ups, the group have collected 1,300kg of rubbish from the local area.

Hilary Cameron, convener of Inverkip Church eco-group, has thanked everyone who helped out.

She said: “This is a huge amount and we are really grateful to everyone who has supported us and donated equipment or funds to help us buy equipment, including Kip Marina, Inverkip and Wemyss Bay Community Council and of course Inverkip Church.

“We realise there is an issue with litter in Inverkip and we can either moan about it or try and do something to help.

“It was great to have help from Sainsbury's - they also supported the last litter pick and as it is our local store, made it a real community event.

“It was also great to have four staff from RBS - they did a great job at the Power Station slip road and we really appreciated their help.”

The next litter pick is scheduled to take place on Sunday February 3.

Anyone interested in helping out is asked to meet at the War Memorial car park at 1pm.

All are welcome and equipment will be provided.