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Charitable group calls for better bin provision on A82


More bins are needed beside the A82 on Loch Lomond-side to tackle the scourge of littering, a charity has claimed.

Conservati­on and heritage charity Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs has contacted Argyll and Bute Council chiefs for help with installing 20 more litter bins between Arden and Tarbet.

The charity’s vice-chairman, John Urquhart, said he awaited a response from council chief executive Pippa Milne regarding the matter, adding: ‘As it will have no impact on the main carriagewa­y in terms of sight lines or safety, BEAR Scotland has raised no objections to the idea.

‘We are sure therefore that Argyll and Bute councillor­s will welcome this effort at breaking the deadlock which has for too long prevented anyone dealing adequately with the A82 litter problem, which is increasing­ly so damaging to the reputation of what is arguably one of Scotland’s finest and most popular scenic areas.’

A spokespers­on for the council said: ‘At this crucial time we recognise the need to support our tourism sector, local economy and communitie­s by investing in the right facilities for visitors, in the right places.

‘Groups such as Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs have commitment, initiative and the ability to tap into additional funding sources to develop their ideas.

‘By working together we can ensure the best possible outcome for Argyll and Bute.’

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