Wednesday, 21 December 2011, 4:21 PM
On our home turf in Stirling today, we organised an event to say a big thank you to the communities in Stirling who have supported its various campaigns over the past year. Staff from the charity also wanted to remind everyone that on-line registration has now opened for National Spring Clean, The Keep Scotland Beautiful flagship volunteer campaign, which will take place next year between April 1 and May 31.
The 11 strong team, including staff from all Keep Scotland Beautiful programmes - Eco-Schools Scotland, National Spring Clean, Beautiful Scotland, It’s Your Neighbourhood, Going Carbon Neutral Stirling, the Climate Challenge Fund, the Sustainable Scotland Network, Beach Awards, and the People and Places team - descended on the river path and in less than an hour collected 20 bags of rubbish and 15 bags of recyclables. They also unearthed some more unusual items, including advertising hoardings, tree guards, and insulation.
Speaking on behalf of all staff involved, Derek Robertson said: “Today was a really important event for us, to show Stirling that we greatly appreciate their involvement in the vital work we do to ensure Scotland stays a clean, green and sustainable country for residents and visitors alike. It also gave us the opportunity to work together as a team, bringing all of our programmes together in a concerted effort to make a difference.
“We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and hope that we can work with even more people from Stirling in 2012.”