McDonald’s employee picks up Clean Up Scotland Hero of the Month award

Community Manager presented with plaudit for helping to Clean Up Scotland in local communities across stores in Stirling, Alloa, Falkirk and Edinburgh

Laura Doherty, a Community Manager at McDonald's stores in the central region, has been presented with the our Clean Up Scotland ‘Hero of the Month’ award in recognition of her commitment to helping keep the local area clean. 

The award acknowledges how helpful Laura has been in her role, working with community groups and motivating staff and residents to get involved in helping to arrange and take part in local clean up activities. Laura’s hard work has been recognised by manager and local franchisee, Elliot Jardine, who nominated her for this award.

In her role as Community Manager, Laura is responsible for working with local communities and councils, delivering support on many litter initiatives, community projects and charity events. Following on from last year’s successful event along the Union Canal Laura is organising events as part of this year’s national Spring Clean along the Canals from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Having been in the post for 18 years, Laura has helped to build partnerships between the store and local groups, which have in turn helped to deliver a range of local environmental improvements. 


Elliot Jardine, McDonald's Franchisee, commented:

 I am delighted for Laura and everything she has achieved in her role as Community Manager The variety of community projects she leads on and actively participates with continues to inspire those she works alongside. Her commitment and energy in forging strong community relationships is helping to create a better environment for everyone around us.

We are extremely proud of Laura’s strong and collaborative relationship with Keep Scotland Beautiful and of course the positive impact created within our communities”.


Laura was surprised and presented with her award by Luke Graham MP, at Fishcross Primary School where a litter pick was taking place. 

Luke Graham MP commented:

“‘It’s great to be able to come out with the pupils from Fishcross Primary School to help clean up a well-used area.  I have worked with Laura Doherty from McDonalds on a previous clean up at Gartmorn Dam. The investment she gives to her area is amazing. It is a pleasure to be able to present her with the certificate to acknowledge her dedication to helping clean up Clackmannanshire and the whole of the Forth Valley. The pupils, teachers, parents and the wider community all benefit from the work that’s put in on days like this.’


Heather McLaughlin, one of our Community Project Officers added:

“Laura has had fantastic success in forging long term relationships with the community around her stores. Thanks to Laura many more people have become engaged in the environment where they live and work, and are taking steps, every day, to help protect it. 

“Keep Scotland Beautiful recognises that there are armies of volunteers all across the country working hard to clean up their local area. Clean Up Scotland can help to support their efforts and their contribution can be recognised with the Hero of the month award.”


McDonalds have been carrying out Clean Up across Scotland as part of the Clean Up Scotland campaign, and forms part of a twelve-year partnership between McDonald’s and Keep Scotland Beautiful and we look forward to working with  stores across Scotland as part of our annual Spring Clean over April and May. Find out what we have planned to get involved.  

25 February 2019

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