Nominate a hero
Every month we celebrate a litter picking hero across Scotland. Be inspired by our last twelve heroes below:
We want people across Scotland to be recognised for the hard work they put into keeping our country clean and tidy. If you know a litter picking hero near you nominate them for one of our monthly awards. Download the form at the bottom of this page and email it to email@example.com.
April 2019 - Victoria Primary pupil
The pupil attends Victoria Primary School in Newhaven, received the award for his continued commitment to picking up litter with Victoria After School Club, especially on the local beaches due to his concern for the affects that plastic has on sea life.
January 2019 - Duncan Cameron
January's award has be awarded to Duncan Cameron who has spent the last four years collecting and counting the single use cups he litter picks from the roadside in Perth. So far he's collected over 1,000 - Well done Duncan!
October 2018 - Amelia Oliver and Riley MacFarlane
Amelia and Riley were presented with October's award for being motivated and enthusiastic about tackling litter in their community. They are constantly nagging their mum, Carrie to take them out litter picking. If only everyone was like them!
July 2018 - James Luke-Wardzinski
James was presented with the award for his hard work during his training on the waste services team at Perth and Kinross Council. He has been instrumental in supporting Zero Waste Perth and its work with local volunteers - helping them to keep the Fair City looking spectacular.
James has gone above and beyond to support community groups in Perth including Beautiful Perth, one of the Scottish entries to the Britain in Bloom competition.
December 2018 - Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association
Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Scotland (AMYAS), a nationwide group that works with young Muslim men and boys. They have taking action across Scotland and organised mass litter picks in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Well done guys!
September 2018 - Ellis McNeil
This month we were delighted to award Ellis McNeil, 12, with the award. Ellis works closely with Brighter Bothwell and Uddingston Pride and also leads on his own "Last Straw" campaign to tackle plastic straws in Bothwell. Read more about his work to be inspired. Well done Ellis!
June 2018 - Fyvie Primary School
The school have landed this award as recognition for their work on the environment, particularly their focus on preventing litter for the Spring Clean and our Roadside Litter Campaign's Week of Action.
Fyvie Primary School's motivated Eco Committee made the decision to join our Week of Action to tackle roadside litter in Fyvie. They spoke to the whole school at an assembly and asked all the classes to help the community by picking up litter in their local community sometime during the week of the campaign.
February 2019 - Laura Doherty
Laura has worked with McDonald for over 10 years now and supports with local Clean Up events. She has worked successfully with local schools and communities to help Clean Up the local neighbourhoods. We are delighted to celebrate her hard work and enthusiasm. Read more here.
November 2018 - Gorebridge Community Cares
Gorebridge Community Cares were awarded this award for their work with St Andrews Primary School and Gorebridge Primary School on their innovative 'Poo Dunnit' campaign which tackled dog fouling in their community.
All the kids loved working with the community to help keep their neighbourhoods beautiful. Well done everyone involved!
August 2018 - Spring Clean Heroes
To round up our successful Spring Clean we celebrated four heroes from across Scotland for their efforts. Find the list of winners below and check out our story to find our what they were up to.
Next Generation Hero - Euan Hendry, Falkirk Delivers.
Most Transformational Community - Matt Harrison, I Love Skye.
Community Award - Alistair Wallace, Ayr.
Special Recognition - Shetland Amenity Trust, Da Voar Redd Up.
May 2018 - Rachel McNeil
Rachel McNeil, a long standing volunteer of Denny & Dunipace based Community Green Initiative, was nominated for the award in recognition of her continued commitment to the group. Rachel has been with the group for the whole ten years, as a school volunteer, university student and lastly, following graduation, as a member of the group’s management committee.
Rachel was the coordinator of the group’s very successful Wildlife Monitoring Project which captured on film the first officially recorded pine marten in Falkirk District. She is also an active volunteer locally and across Falkirk District working with the Outdoor Rangers and the Forestry Commission.