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Volunteers help keep Kinnoull Hill tidy18 Apr 2019

Volunteers work together to clear over 30 bags of rubbish from picturesque Kinnoull Hill

 

Multiple groups of volunteers worked together to clear over 30 bags of rubbish across different areas of Kinnoull Hill in a bid to ‘spring clean’ the picturesque woodland park yesterday (Wednesday).

The litter-pick, led by the Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park Group, included volunteers from Perth Rotary Club, members of the public and volunteers from BEAR Scotland and Santander.  Litter-picking equipment was supplied by Perth and Kinross Council to help with the clear-up.  

Together a total of 34 volunteers worked throughout the day in sessions to help target different areas of the woodland park, helping to ‘spring clean’ sections most in need of attention.

Juice bottles, sandwich wrappers, coffee cups and even a Smith’s packet of crisps from the 1970s were tidied away during the day’s work, with over 30 bags of rubbish collected in total by the end of the sessions.

Iain Murray, BEAR Scotland’s Managing Director, said: “We’re pleased that we could help support the litter pick at Kinnoull Hill this week and get involved in the community in which we operate. 

“Taking care of the environment is very important to us, and hopefully our volunteers have helped to play a small role in keeping Kinnoull Hill tidy so it can be enjoyed by everyone who visits the area.”   

 

The Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park Group was established in 2001. The Group represents a wide range of users of the Park, from horse riders to orienteering groups, to walkers and cyclists.  Upcoming activities and regular information is provided on their Facebook page under ‘Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park Group’.  

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