By the 1960s an independent organisation called Keep Britain Tidy
had been formed to carry out this work. In Scotland, this organisation was known as Keep Scotland Beautiful.
During the 1980s and 1990s the organisation’s work had greatly expanded from the original focus on litter and, with the Scottish Parliament
taking up its powers on 1 July 1999, Keep Scotland Beautiful decided that it would be appropriate to become an independent environmental charity. With enthusiastic charity trustees, volunteers and employees development of this independent Scottish charity was rapid.