How I bagged a fiance on my beach clean!
When Catherine Gemmell was searching a beach for plastic waste, little did she suspect that she’d end up find something more elusive: love.
Four years ago, she was organising a seaside litter-pick in Edinburgh through her job with the Marine Conservation Society. As the event loomed, she made contact with Keep Scotland Beautiful (the Scottish version of Keep Britain Tidy) and started talking to its beach representative at the time, John Simpson, 28.
‘We got on rather well so we decided to organise a ‘meeting’ outside of work, ostensibly to run through logistics for the event,’ says Catherine, 30. ‘That turned out to be our first date. Our second date was dinner, and our third date was the clean itself!’Daily Mail