Nominate a hero
Since our campaign began, we have recognised a Clean Up Scotland Hero every month. The award recognises a volunteer’s outstanding contribution to cleaning up Scotland. You can read about some of their achievements below.
If you would like to nominate someone you know who deserves recognition, please download, complete and return the form at the bottom of this page.
Each hero is presented with a certificate and a Clean Up Hero kit, donated by our longstanding partner Helping Hand Environmental.
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
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
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.
July 2019 - Spring Clean Heroes
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
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!
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.
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!