Nevis Partnership becomes litter picking hub

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Keep Scotland Beautiful is providing the Nevis Landscape Partnership with litter picking kit to help their community clean up its part of Scotland

Environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful is creating 11 litter picking hubs across Scotland by providing free litter picking equipment to support communities to tackle local litter issues.

In Highland, the Nevis Landscape Partnership (NLP) will receive the kit, which will be available for individuals and groups to borrow, following strict social distancing and safety guidance.

The 11 community groups are the first round of groups to become litter pick hubs in Scotland, with more following in the future.

By creating the hubs, Keep Scotland Beautiful is looking to empower communities who are frustrated by litter worsening during, and following the easing of lockdown.

The funding for these Helping Hands litter kits has been provided by Coca-Cola, and will see kits containing enough litter pickers, gloves, bag hoops and hi-viz vests for up to 10 people to take part in a litter pick at a time.

Groups will also be able to access posters and social media content to help encourage people to look after their local places and keep Scotland beautiful.