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Nominate a hero

As part of the Clean Up Scotland campaign we like to celebrate our active citizens across Scotland by presenting a Hero of the Month award. 

If you know a Hero near you, make sure you nominate them now and hopefully we can recognise their efforts to help us keep Scotland beautiful!


October 2019 - Sally Clough

October 2019 - Sally Clough

Sally Clough from Inverclyde has been presented with the award for her with Belville Community Garden, one of our Upstream Battle Anchor Groups. Sally has taken an active role organising Clean Ups and gathering data along their watercourse. 

July 2019 - Spring Clean Heroes

July 2019 - Spring Clean Heroes

We have revealed the four award winners recognised for their heroic efforts in our annual Spring Clean.

The winners shone in our Clean Up Scotland events which saw a record total of 45,000 people taking part.

Learn about our four Spring Clean heroes here. 

April 2019 - Victoria Primary pupil

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 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! 

September 2019 - Marion Montgomery

September 2019 - Marion Montgomery

Stonehaven school teacher Marion Montgomery has received our ‘Hero of the Month’ award in recognition of her online campaign to get people and their pooches involved in cleaning up their local area.

June 2019 - Neil Paterson

June 2019 - Neil Paterson

Neil Paterson, from the local group “Renfrew White Cart River Bank Nature Spot” has scooped national recognition for his work in coordinating litter picks and clean ups. Find out more about their work on their Facebook page.

March 2019 - OneKind volunteers

March 2019 - OneKind volunteers

OneKind organised a large group beach clean up of Leven Beach and joined forces with Fife Street Champions, Happy Beaches Fife and Scottish Beach Finds to collect 450 litres of rubbish in the one session and expanded their engagement and reach. 

Read more here. 

December 2018 - Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association

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!

August 2019 - Melanie Roccio

August 2019 - Melanie Roccio

Melanie, who lives at Fisherrow, launched the Don’t Mess with Mussy Facebook page in January 2019 with the hope that it would inspire even more local people to take action against litter.

Check out their Facebook page for more information!

May 2019 - Peter MacBride

May 2019 - Peter MacBride

Peter, aged 76, has been leading a team of six people who have cleaned over 18km of coastline around Tighnabruaich over five months. Over this period, Peter has helped to organised enough help to remove more than two tonnes of plastic waste from the local environment. Find out more here. 

February 2019 - Laura Doherty

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

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!

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