Leader, February 5 2021

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Cleaning up our act

As a community, we have found many ways to come together while remaining apart since lockdown began last March.

From online quizzes and cooking and baking challenges, to doorstep claps and bell-ringing, these initiatives have kept us entertained, productive and connected for the last 10 months.

Lori Silvan’s litter-picking campaign is another one to add to the list – giving all taking part a common goal as well as a productive way to spend any spare time.

Many people have already joined in by picking up litter from the roadside in their own towns and villages, and are posting photos on the WAKE UP, CLEAN UP ARGYLL Facebook group to motivate others.

There seems to have been an increase in roadside litter in recent months and, understandably, the council may have other more pressing matters on which to use its resources, but we can all do our bit to help.

As well as picking up litter, if we are able to, we must stress to others the importance of disposing of rubbish responsibly.

Perhaps we need more litter bins in rural areas to discourage anyone tempted to throw their rubbish from their vehicles.

If you decide to do some litter-picking of your own, please take care, and make sure to adhere to all lockdown rules.