Glenmore litter pick cleans up

Community litter pick

A group of local residents and business people from around Glenmore turned out to join Forestry Commission Scotland staff for a community litter pick last week (Wednesday 20 May).

The Commission’s local team organized the event after a local resident called in at the Glenmore Visitor Centre and complained about litter along the roadside and amenity areas.

Recreation Ranger, Lucy Ford, said;

“This is a beautiful location and hundreds of visitors come here every week – it’s just a shame that some of them don’t know how to behave properly and just dump their litter rather than disposing of it properly.

“We really want to give people a good impression of Glenmore and thought a litter pick would be a good idea – and as you can imagine, a lot of local people and businesses agreed with us!

“It was a great morning’s work. As filling 22 bin bags full of litter the morning was a good community bonding event. Together we made a big impression on the area, which now looks much neater and cleaner!”

Everyone who turned out had an enjoyable and productive morning, and a second similar event is being planned for later in the year – hopefully with more volunteers!

The Commission promotes responsible access right across the national forests estate and encourages visitors everywhere to dispose of their litter properly, either in on-site bins where provided or taking it home for their own domestic bin.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Tha FCS pàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba; a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìon, a' cumail smachd air, agus a' leudachadh choilltean gus buannachdan a choileanadh dha coimhearsnachdan, dhan eaconamaidh agus ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh sa ghnàth-shìde.
  3. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. The attached photograph shows, left to right Alan Jamieson (YHA), Keith Taylor (Loch Morlich Watersports), Jenny Clarke, Lisa Anderson, Kirsty Murfit and Jeanette Neil (all Glenmore Lodge), Lucy Ford (FCS), Mhairi McLeay (FCS), Mary Ferguson (local resident), Annie Bryden (Loch Morlich Watersports), Alan McDougall (FCS) and Dave Brewer (FCS)