The aftermath of Storm Brendan has sparked plans for various beach cleanups.

Tessa Gehringer Monk‎ is organising a cleanup effort on Cula Bay on Sunday 26. She said today (Tuesday 21 January): "I haven't heard or seen anything about any official cleanups from the council or any other organisation so I think it's something we're going to have to take on ourselves as island residents.

"I'm going out this Sunday to Cula Bay at low tide (1:30pm) to try to clear the plastic and fishing debris that have covered the beach in the storm.

"I hope that others will join me so we can make sure all of this trash doesn't end up back in our ocean or left in the dunes.

"It would be wonderful to see everyone coming together for this cause because, as islanders, protecting our coast is absolutely critical. Hopefully more cleanups will follow on our other beaches!"

HM Coastguard Benbecula stated: "We are aware that a number of beach cleanups are being planned throughout Uist following Storm Brendan.

"Please be aware that there is the potential for both Marine Pyrotechnics and Ordnance to have washed ashore.

"If you find something unusual, dial 999, and ask for the Coastguard."

Picture shows beach debris. Image taken by Tessa Gehringer Monk.