THE countdown to Scotland’s Spring Clean is on - and environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful is inviting people in Ayrshire to step up to play their part in ridding the nation of litter.

Poor local environmental quality is having a negative impact every day on over one million people living in Scotland and litter levels remain at the highest recorded in a decade.

Amongst the many significant environmental challenges facing Scotland, litter should be one of the easiest to tackle with individuals and communities able to get out and about to take action in their local areas.

With the 2019 Spring Clean attracting more than 45,000 people, Keep Scotland Beautiful is calling for even more people to register to take part in 2020, arrange their own Clean Up event during April and May and help to remove litter from local streets, parks and public places.

Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said:

“We are all rightly proud of Scotland’s dynamic towns, villages and cities, as well as our beautiful beaches and green spaces.