It’s back to nature for woodland spring clean
Spring clean A woodland was given a spring clean by residents and a group of scouts – and everything from shopping trollies to pipes were found.
The event at Kittoch woods was organised under the banner of national campaign Clean Up Scotland, run by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB).
A massive 50 bags of rubbish was collected by local residents and 3rd EK Scouts.
It is part of a wider initiative encouraging families across the country to try and cut down on their plastic consumption to reduce the damage it causes to marine life.
However, with 80 per cent of marine litter coming from the land, KSB are calling for volunteers from across the country to help transform the areas that they live and reduce the amount of litter that ends up in Scotland’s rivers, canals and lochs.
Local resident and green campaigner, Iain Hughes, said: “Working together with the 3rd EK Scouts, these lovely woodlands surrounding East Kilbride’s oldest house and the town centre have been transformed - a huge thanks go to all the volunteers who have made a real difference to the local environment.
“Whilst the woodlands are now clean, the adjacent Kittoch Burn is definitely not, as it is polluted with what looks like sewage.
“The authorities will do something about this if enough people report it to the Pollution Hotline 0800807060 every time they see the water greyish or if it smells.” news@ eastkilbridenews. co.uk
Volunteers cleared rubbish from Kittoch woods