Community events clean up Midlothian

Roslin Clean Up Volunteers

Roslin Clean Up Volunteers

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There has been a mixed response to community litter clear up events in Midlothian.

Residents in Penicuik and Roslin were encouraged to get out and tackle local blackspots to coincide with Keep Scotland Beautiful’s National Spring Clean Campaign.

However, Penicuik organiser Chris Leavy said there was a “very poor turnout” at the first of three events around the town.

In Roslin, clean up co-ordinator Ian Stewart said there had been a good turnout considering it was the school holidays. Twelve adults and six children tackled the areas including the park and the main roads through the village.

He added: “We also sent teams to the usual hotspots along the pathways, particulary under the old railway bridge on the main road into Roslin, a particular hangout with the youth of Roslin and where the school kids chuck their juice bottles over the bridge in the mornings before catching their school bus.”

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