BANKIE drivers have been urged to change their habits and stub out the growing problem of cigarette litter on the side of roadways.

The joint campaign by Keep Scotland Beautiful and the National Trust for Scotland will provide free pocket ashtrays or “minibins” for disposing of cigarette ends responsibly.

Georgina Massouraki, roadside litter campaign officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “Disposing of cigarette litter out of a car window, or on the ground when out and about, is deeply habitual yet exceptionally harmful. By providing free minibins we are making it easy for people to do the right thing.

“Anyone can access the minibins either at a National Trust for Scotland centre or online. There are no excuses for littering cigarette butts. No ifs. No butts.”

Smoking related litter is the most frequently observed type of litter on Scottish streets, said campaigners.

Visit to order the minibins.