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Litter League Returns for #SpringCleanScotland 2024

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Challenge set for Scotland’s young people to help reverse litter emergency

Young people from across Scotland are being encouraged to once again compete for clean up glory by helping to tackle the litter emergency and the damage it is doing to local communities.

Environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Litter League is returning next month as part of its annual Spring Clean, which takes place from 15 March to 28 April.

The Litter League is an opportunity for young people to take part in Spring Clean Scotland while also competing against others to become a champion.

Last year’s inaugural Litter League saw more than 100 youth-led competition events take place across 23 local authorities.

There are seven awards to be won all over the country as young people compete to be Litter League winners.

The seven awards available are: National Spring Clean Champion; Aberdeen and North East Spring Clean Champion; Tayside, Central and Fife Spring Clean Champion; Glasgow and Strathclyde Spring Clean Champion; Edinburgh and Lothians Spring Clean Champion; Highlands and Islands Spring Clean Champion and Scotland South Spring Clean Champion.

Only clean ups taking place between 15 March and 28 April will be counted as entries for the Litter League.

Schools, nurseries, youth groups, uniformed youth groups, after school care, children’s play groups and children’s community groups can enter.

Barry Fisher, Chief Executive at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said:

“We had a brilliant response to our first ever Litter League last year with more than 100 events taking place across Scotland.

“Our annual Spring Clean is a fantastic way for everyone to play their part in reversing Scotland’s litter emergency and I’m looking forward to seeing our young people get involved once again.

“We had seven very worthy winners last year who I’m sure will be keen to retain their title, and I’m sure there will be other groups who have their eyes on the prize.

“The Litter League is a perfect way to get young people of all ages involved in keeping Scotland beautiful and, with some huge bragging rights on offer, we can’t wait to celebrate our 2024 league champions.”

Anyone who would like to organise a litter pick with friends, family, workmates or the community, or find one to join, as part of #SpringCleanScotland 2024, can visit www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/springclean for more information.

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