Res­i­dents urged to keep re­gion clean

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

Ste­wartry res­i­dents have been called on to do their bit to keep the re­gion tidy.

Gal­loway andWest Dum­fries MSP Fin­lay Car­son has made the plea fol­low­ing re­ports of lit­ter throw­ing.

Mr Car­son, who is the Scot­tish Con­ser­va­tives’ spokesman on the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment, also high­lighted the num­ber of in­ci­dents in­volv­ing plas­tic rub­bish that SSPCA of­fi­cers were called out to deal with last year.

Mr Car­son said:“We have made great strides when it comes to lit­ter across the re­gion with the suc­cess­ful re­moval of lit­ter bins across the A75.

“How­ever, there is still much more we can do to avoid spoil­ing our nat­u­ral beauty with lit­ter and I was dis­ap­pointed to hear of re­ports of lit­ter throw­ing by a mo­torist in the re­gion.

“Our nat­u­ral land­scape and tourist at­trac­tions are ar­guably our big­gest as­sets and we can­not spoil them and put peo­ple off with lit­ter drop­ping.

“As we see, drop­ping plas­tic lit­ter in par­tic­u­lar has such a harm­ful ef­fect on our wildlife which we must re­duce.

“Lit­ter spoils our beaches, our land­scape and our road­sides and I would en­cour­age ev­ery­one across Gal­loway andWest Dum­fries to avoid drop­ping lit­ter as they go about their lives.”

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