#SpringCleanScotland 2024 Litter League winners announced

Seven schools across Scotland have been crowned Litter League champions.

Litter League is our initiative aimed at getting children and young people more involved in the litter issue across the country.

The competition formed part of this year’s annual #SpringCleanScotland challenge and 5,864 young people, supported by more than 1,000 adults, across primary and secondary schools, affiliated and unaffiliated youth groups, families and colleges took part.

In total those young people completed 185 clean ups across 30 local authority areas. This year's winners are:

National - Hilltop Primary School (North Lanarkshire)

Aberdeen and North East - Forehill Primary P5/4 (Aberdeen City)

Edinburgh and Lothians - Clermiston Litterati and 30th Craigalmond Scouts (City of Edinburgh)

Glasgow and Strathclyde - Fordbank Primary School (Renfrewshire)

Highlands and Islands - Laxdale Primary School (Western Isles) 

Tay Central and Fife - Crossgates Primary School (Fife) 

Scotland South - Georgetown Primary School (Dumfries and Galloway)

All category winners received a #SpringCleanScotland trophy to keep for one year as part of our commitment to sustainability. All participants received a Litter League certificate to acknowledge and thank them for all their efforts.

Barry Fisher, our Chief Executive, said: “After such an amazing first year of our Litter League competition, I’m thrilled to see even more young people across Scotland getting involved this time around.

“We’re still finalising our total number for this year’s #SpringCleanScotland but we’ve comfortably surpassed 40,000, beating last year’s total of dedicated litter picking volunteers by more than 10,000, and the Litter League has proven once again that people of all ages are passionate about tackling Scotland’s litter emergency.

“Thanks to all the teachers and young people who got involved and made an effort and a huge congratulations to all our winners.”

Katrina Donnelly, Hilltop Primary School Head Teacher, said: “As a school, we are absolutely delighted that our efforts in keeping our local community and school grounds litter free have been recognised. 

“Having received the regional prize last year, we are proud that our school has now been awarded the national title. A special thanks to our pupils, Councillor Michael McBride and Parent Council members who helped make the clean up such a success.”

While the 2024 Spring Clean Scotland may be over, you can still help clean up Scotland. Why not organise a litter pick with friends, family, workmates or your wider community? Or find one to join in with on our Clean Up Scotland map.

07 May 2024

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