Litter pickers go the distance

Jack Grant with brothers Rory and Hamish helping keep their community clean

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Litter pickers have cleaned up 13 miles of roadside rubbish.

The community clean up covered the distance from Glen Nant all the way to Kilchrenan and down the lochside to Inverinan.

‘It was fantastic how many people volunteered to help out. The amount of rubbish was horrifying but it was so good to get it all cleared up,’ said Issy Grant whose sons Jack, Hamish and Rory joined in as well as Jack’s buddy Archie MacLeod and his sister Oona.

Kilchrenan community clean-up volunteers cleared litter from the roadside covering 13 miles
Bags of rubbish picked up between Glen Nant all the way to Kilchrenan and through towards Inverinan
Archie MacLeod was one of the young volunteers who joined in the clean-up near Kilchrenan

Earlier this year The Oban Times reported how Jack had organised his own litter pick with the help of his family to keep the Ardanaiseig road near home free of discarded waste.

Jack, who is a big fan of David Attenbrough sent a letter and poster to us, asking for help to stop the litter bugs.

For his latest clean-up Jack got the support of his community behind him with a contingent from Taynuilt and Otter’s Creek getting hands-on too.

After spotting a complaint about the amount of litter on the glen’s verges, the Grant family jumped at the chance to get the community onboard.

‘I was disappointed to see so much litter after our last clean-up near where we live but we’ll get there,’ said Jack.

Among their haul this time were car bumpers, an old TV, a metal detector, a sign post and lucky mum Issy found a £5 note!

Argyll and Bute Council helped with bin bags and gloves and organised the gathered piles of rubbish to be collected quickly.

Now Jack and Issy are going to be in touch with their community council to see if they can get signs put up to stop litter throwers.

‘It was a good deed done,’ said Issy who was helped with the organising and making it covid-safe by Janice MacEachan and Lesley MacInnes.

The Kilchrenan Inn gave out chocolate brownies as a reward to all the litter pickers.

‘They were the best in the world,’ said Jack.

Caption: Jack Grant with brothers Rory and Hamish helping keep their community clean


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