Having just come back from a holiday in Stuttgart, Germany, I was impressed by the cleanliness of the streets and stations with little evidence of litter in comparison to the disgraceful state of what we see in our stations and streets in Scotland.
I believe that lack of enforcement of our litter laws in Scotland is the main cause of our dismal attitude to litter control and compete disregard to the law that has allowed this attitude to develop that “it doesn’t matter as someone else will pick it up”. Prosecutions under the litter acts in Scotland are few and far between as wardens turn a blind eye to the problem but there needs to be a special task force set up to tackle litter and prosecute offenders before we become recognised as the litter capital of Europe.
DENNIS FORBES GRATTAN
Mugiemoss Road Bucksburn, Aberdeen