Scotland's Local Environmental Quality seminar 2023/24
This year our Local Environment Quality seminar took place in person on 14th December 2023.
The theme of the day was taking action as part of the publication of the National Litter and Flytipping Strategy.
We looked at the National Litter and Flytipping Strategy which was launched this summer as well as had other presentations and workshops on keeping land clean and clear. We showcased examples of how different organisations are doing this, often in partnership with other organisations or communities, and in more recent years how this is done on different land types. There was space for networking at the event too. It was for local authorities and other organisations with a duty to keep land clean and clear as well as those with a relationship to these responsibilities.
You can find information on last year’s seminar on our website.
|09:30 - 10:00
|Registration and refreshments
|10:00 - 10:10
|Katie Murray, Environment and Place Services Manager, Keep Scotland Beautiful
|10:10 - 10:30
|Barry Fisher, CEO, Keep Scotland Beautiful
|10:30 - 10:50
|Scottish Litter Survey
|Mark Diffley, Founder and Director, Diffley
|10:50 - 11:10
|Flytipping actions for year 1 as part of the National Litter and Flytipping Strategy
|Craig Fraser, Senior Policy Officer, National Waste Unit, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
|11:10 - 11:20
|Q and A
|11:20 - 11:35
|11:35 - 12:20
|Choice of one of three workshops
|12:20 - 12:30
|Comments and further questions
|12:30 - 13:30
|13:30 - 13:50
|Wider UK collaboration
|Angharad James, Policy and Research Officer, Keep Wales Tidy
|13:50 - 14:35
|Choice of one of three workshops
|14:35 - 14:50
|14:50 - 15:05
|National Litter and Flytipping Strategy, year 1 data actions
|Brian Rae, Survey and Data Coordinator, Keep Scotland Beautiful
|15:05 - 15:20
|National Litter and Flytipping Strategy, year 1 community engagement actions
|Heather McLaughlin, Campaigns Coordinator - Litter and LEQ, Keep Scotland Beautiful
|15:20 - 15:30
Participants chose two of the following three workshops to attend during the day.
Workshop 1 - Role out of Litter Lotto year 1 and future plans
Iain Martin, South Ayrshire Council
Iain will share experience on the roll-out of litter lotto in South Ayrshire Council areas over the last year and plans for expansion in the coming months.
Workshop 2 - Engaging Volunteers
Sarah Latto and Kelly Eagle, Volunteer Scotland
In this session, Sarah and Kelly from Volunteer Scotland will explore some methods for demonstrating the impact and value of volunteers. They will also share how volunteer behaviours have changed in recent years and provide some guidance for attracting and retaining new volunteers. Finally, they will share some exciting ideas for ensuring that volunteers are helping to bring about meaningful environmental change in local communities.
Workshop 3 - Community-focused litter education programme (NLFS Action 4)
Alastair Alford, Keep Scotland Beautiful
In this session we will give you an overview of the community-focused litter education programme workshop session we have developed as part of Action 4 in the National Litter and Flytipping Strategy. This workshop aims to provide information and build confidence in individuals and groups at the beginning of their journey to tackle litter locally. In this workshop session, we will run through the content and examples and look for your feedback ahead of delivering this to four local authorities in January and February.
If you have any questions about this seminar or future events please contact: Brian.Rae@keepscotlandbeautiful.org