Lit­ter cap­i­tal

The Scotsman - - PERSPECTIV­E / LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

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

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