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Anchor Groups Clyde

86th Glasgow Company Boys' Brigade

East Renfrewshire

The 86th Boy’s Brigade formed in 1981, and currently consists of 30 boys aged 7-17 across. Throughout lockdown they have managed to collect 150 bags of litter in 2020 and will continue their efforts.
As our future generation they will teach the Boys about managing waste, with a link to consumption and climate change, and the practical skills for running and operating the shop, café and workshop. The aim is to encourage people to take pride in our local area by keeping it clean and tidy

Brighter Bothwell

South Lanarkshire

Brighter Bothwell’s aim is to maximise local volunteering to enhance the local environment. It’s always been a team effort and they have sought to involve local people, businesses, schools, churches, other community groups, local authority staff and others who share their aspirations. They always support the Spring Clean and hope, through Upstream Battle, they can extend their reach to include a woodland bordering the River Clyde. Their ethos is ‘Let’s just do it’!

Darkwood Crew


Darkwood Crew is a constituted group of volunteers in Ferguslie Park, who initially got together to regenerate the village green. Their work is underpinned by the belief that this important green space holds the key to overcoming the historic social issues of the wider community. They have successfully woven the climate change challenge into almost every aspect of their work, making it relevant to community lif

Erskine Community Garden


Erskine Community Garden is a group of Erskine who have conducted litter picks for several years. This has evolved from tidying up the town, to looking at solutions to reduce litter and be more effective in making Erskine more environmentally friendly. We want to make a difference for not just our community but the global community we are all a part of.

Govan Housing Association


Govan Housing Association is a Keep Scotland Beautiful Community Clean Up Hub and have equipment that residents, community groups and organisations within Govan can access to host their own community litter pick. To support Getting Govan Gleaming you can book a community clean up session and access the litterpicking equipment through Govan Volunteer Bank website

Literati Guide to Inverclyde


The Literati Guide to Inverclyde is a community group, made up of volunteers who are making positive environmental change happen. There are now 9 litter picking/beach cleaning groups across Inverclyde. Ranging from Kilmacolm to Wemyss Bay. Between September 2021 and September 2022, they have had 1,063 volunteers at 133 events across Inverclyde. In total 1,773 bags of litter have been collected plus additional artefacts/curios which equates to 14,048kg collected throughout Inverclyde. This is the equivalent weight of 78 adult bottlenose dolphins. They also run Inverclyde environmental workshops, pop up workshops and inspiring campaigns to create change bringing together businesses, community groups and public authorities. The most recent is #PlayACleanGame, which looks to reduce single use plastic bottle purchase by providing re-usable biodegradable bottles.

Plastic Free Helensburgh

Argyll and Bute

Plastic Free Helensburgh was formed in 2019 when a group of community volunteers began their journey to achieve Plastic Free Community status for the town of Helensburgh. They have enlisted over 30 businesses and 20 community groups to engage with the initiative looking at how they can reduce or eliminate their use of single use plastics. The group work with a growing number of individuals and organisations to clean beaches, reduce single-use plastics, and improve water quality.

Queen's Cross Housing Association


Queens Cross Housing Association provides a variety of activities to support the health and well-being of the local community and its’ tenants. Lockdown has made us all appreciate our local outdoor spaces more. The Association’s projects promotes and provides access to vital inner city green space, which can have a positive impact on well-being and enriches local biodiversity.

West College Scotland


West College Scotland (Paisley campus) work with a variety of students and groups who are always looking for ways of improving the environment. To date the focus has been on improving green spaces and attracting wildlife through planting a variety of plants and shrubs.

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