Nominate a hero
We want to celebrate the fantastic work of volunteers who Clean Up Scotland. Every month, we announce a Clean Up Scotland Hero to recognise the outstanding contribution of an individual or group to cleaning up Scotland.
To become a hero, you need to demonstrate your sustained commitment to cleaning up your local area, and that you have facilitated and encouraged an improvement in quality of your local environment. For more information, please see our Hero Criteria. We present heroes with a certificate and a Clean Up kit (kindly provided by Helping Hand Environmental), containing:
- Keep Scotland Beautiful Scottish Streetmaster Litterpicker
- Adult Hi Vis Vest
- Adult PVC Gloves
- Tidy Up Kit Bag
- Handihoop Bag Opener
Clean Up Scotland Hero Peter Divers, leads the Drumchapel Clean Up Crew initiative, recruiting more than 30 neighbourhood improvement volunteers to take part in regular Clean Ups which cleared the litter from the Queen’s Baton Relay route. The litter champion was also one of the key organisers behind May’s Drumchapel Deep Clean Week, in which over 400 volunteers participated, with over 1000 volunteer hours and 22 tons of rubbish removed in just one week.
A youth worker with the G15 Youth Project, Peter established a Facebook page - ‘Clean Up Crew Drumchapel’ - with the aim of recruiting more volunteers. The page actively highlights the problem areas for litter, urging proactive citizenship and demonstrating the work the group carries out. The initiative also helps people in coordinating public resources to resolve litter issues.