More than 40,000 volunteers across Scotland stepped forward to take part in over 700 litter-pick events and other clean-ups for Spring Clean 2019. Picture: Peter Devlin

Keep Scotland Beautiful thanks the litter volunteers – Derek Robertson

It is a wonderful thing to be reminded of the power to deliver positive change when we all come together. That’s the ­overriding impression as we draw a close on this year’s national Spring Clean – the voluntary clean-up ­activity over April and May ­co-ordinated by Keep Scotland Beautiful, your charity for the ­environment.

The Outward Bound Trust Loch Eil Leap

Martin Davidson: Help disadvantaged kids look outward – it’s bound to help them reap benefits

Life can be tough for young people but for some it is very tough indeed – for those with parents out of work or just getting by, for young people who have recently lost a parent, for young ­carers and those struggling with their emotional well-being, for young people in foster or kinship care. For some young people, life is complex, the future uncertain, and it is easy to see how they could benefit from support and a break from their daily challenges.

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