Celebrating our collective impact over the past year

Over the past year we have been working closely with communities and individuals to drive action to combat climate change, tackle litter and waste and improve places. 

As Keep Scotland Beautiful week comes to a close, we are delighted to release our latest Impact Report, which shines a light on how your support is helping us work towards our vision for a clean, green and sustainable Scotland.

Key impacts reported include:

  • 24,023 people involved in Clean Up Scotland litter picks.
  • 1,694 schools involved in Climate Action Schools activities pledging 2,505 climate actions.
  • 106,667 pieces of litter disposed of as reported through the LitterLotto app.
  • 212 community groups and entrants participated in It’s Your Neighbourhood and Beautiful Scotland.
  • 988 people have been supported to become Carbon Literate.
  • 53 beaches across 11 local authority areas awarded Scotland’s Beach Award.
  • 85 green spaces across 15 local authorities awarded Green Flag Award®.

Over the past year, workshops and climate training have been delivered to businesses and communities through our partnership with Carbon Literacy Project. We launched our Climate Action Schools framework and campaigns aimed at inspiring communities were hugely successful - with Upstream Battle® recruiting 33 new groups to help prevent litter from ending up in their rivers.

Barry Fisher, our Chief Executive, commented: “Our Impact Report which we are publishing today here at Keep Scotland Beautiful is a fantastic celebration of the amazing partnerships that we have with communities, businesses and other organisations who are taking real action to improve our local environment. Please take the opportunity to read this document and hear of the fantastically positive ways in which people are taking action.”

You can read our Impact Report, and those from previous years on Our Impact pages.


12 May 2023

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