Published: 05/05/2014 16:51 - Updated: 05/05/2014 17:03

Help us 'Tidy up Moray'

THE people of Moray are once again stepping up to the plate.

Never ones to shirk a challenge, you are responding enthusiastically to the challenge of ‘The Northern Scot’ campaign to Let’s Tidy Up Moray.

Sign up to tidy Moray.
Sign up to tidy Moray.

Gordonstoun students set the ball rolling with a litter pick and there was also a shrub clearance carried out in Elgin by the SPICE group, which is dedicated to improving the local environment.

And the list of others queuing up to add to the effort is growing, with events planned at Duffus, Elgin, New Elgin, Keith, Newmill, Rothiemay, Findochty, Roseisle beach, Fochabers, Dufftown, Aberlour, Lossiemouth and Buckie.

What a wonderful show of support, but the campaign – backed by Moray Council – is continuing through May, and we hope other groups and individuals will add weight to the drive to help make Moray look its best.

All you have to do is register an interest by phoning the Moray Council contact centre on 01343 557045 and making arrangements to collect FREE packs of bags, gloves, tabards and litter pickers – and then have the bags of rubbish collected afterwards by the council.

It’s simple, it’s easy ... but it’s also so important for people to help improve their communities.

‘The Scot’ and council are running the campaign throughout May, producing extensive coverage of the various efforts and the contributions being made by people of all ages. It is particularly encouraging to see so many youngsters becoming involved, and prepared to show an example to their elders.

A letter has gone out to community councils and community groups throughout Moray, asking for support in making the area clean and tidy for summer visitors and for local people themselves.

It is an opportunity for each community to show itself in a good light.

This is very much a People’s Campaign, by the people, for the people, and the people of Moray are starting to rally round. Keep doing so.

You can help as individuals cleaning up a small area or as a bigger group clearing up a wider area. You will see from your ‘Scot’ where litter picks are taking place, and anyone is welcome to go along and join in.

Many hands make light work, and many hands will also make a major difference.

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