Anchor Groups Clyde
86th Glasgow Company Boys' Brigade
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
Friends of Cairnhill Woods
Cairnhill Woods Group, members of Trust for Conservation Volunteers and Community Woodlands Association, consists of locals who desire a flourishing outdoor space for native flora and fauna to thrive and folk to enjoy. We have been working with East Dunbartonshire Council since 2008 to improve the woods and other local green spaces for present and future generations.
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
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.
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’!
Friends of Dumbarton Foreshore
Friends of Dumbarton Foreshore are the fastest litter-pickers in the West! We clean outwards from Dumbarton Rock, ancient seat of Scotland’s kings. We’ve found all sorts, including a four-foot python! We meet every Sunday, check our facebook page for meetings, new members welcome.
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.
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
Friends of the Calder
Friends of the Calder is a voluntary, constituted group, established approximately six years ago. The group focuses on the conservation, lenjoyment, community involvement and education concerning an area known locally as the Calder, or ‘Cawther’ in Blantyre. The group meets every two months and has over 20 planned events every year in partnership with the South Lanarkshire Countryside Rangers, with many others emerging throughout the year.
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.
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.
Friends of the River Kelvin
Friends of the River Kelvin has been tackling land and river based waste and litter since before we became a charity in 1991. We've been running monthly clean-ups all along the Kelvin on the first Saturday of the month and have only rescheduled 1 in over 8 years! FORK care passionately about the River Kelvin and the environment and work with others to protect the River Kelvin for future generations to enjoy.
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.