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A group of six volunteers from the McDonald’s restaurant in Fort William recently teamed up to clean the start of the Great Glen Way.
In wet and windy conditions, a total of eight bags of litter were collected, helping to keep the area clean and tidy for the many walkers who take the trail daily.
This event is one of the many clean-ups taking place as part of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s national Spring Clean campaign, encouraging local communities to act and work together to tackle litter. The campaign forms part of an eight-year partnership between McDonald’s and Keep Scotland Beautiful.
McDonald’s franchisee Craig Duncan, who owns and operates eight restaurants across the Highlands, including the one in Fort William, said: ‘As a local business owner, it was fantastic to see everyone come together to tidy up the area around our restaurant where the Great Glen Way begins, making it a nicer place for residents and visitors to the area.
‘As part of our commitment to the environment, we’ve made improvements in-store too. All of our restaurants in Scotland now have front-of-house recycling facilities in which all packaging, including paper cups, can be separated for them to be recycled.’
As well as the Spring Clean campaign, McDonald’s will be carrying out community litter picks events throughout the summer months as part of its Keep Up the Clean Up campaign.