Mexico 86 World Cup lighter among litter on Scottish beach

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Merchandise from a FIFA World Cup held more than 30 years ago was among piles of rubbish cleared from a Highlands beach over the festive period.

The cigarette lighter was made for Mexico 86.

Organisations Plasticatbay and Durness Active Health did the beach clean at Balnakeil, near Durness, in Sutherland.

Lotion bottles from Russia and jam containers from Newfoundland were also among the 450lbs (204kg) of litter tidied away.

Plasticatbay said the Mexico 86 lighter was significant because it showed how resilient plastic in the environment is.

Dr Julien Moreau, of Plasticatbay, said most of the waste cleared away was…