A DALMUIR school has been awarded £200 to help tackle the nation-wide litter problem.

As part of the 2020 Wrigley Litter Less campaign, the funds awarded to Kilpatrick School will help the kids get rid of left-over litter in their own communities, improve the local environment and stem the rising tide of rubbish across the country as well as encouraging them to think about their own littering behaviours.

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A further 27 schools across Scotland have received funding for the year to pay for a litter campaign in their communities.

Daniel Barrie, education and learning manager at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “Communities across Scotland are struggling to stem the tide of litter that is sweeping across the nation.

"It’s an issue everyone can do something about and we hope that the Wrigley Litter Less campaign gives young people the opportunity to put their ideas into action to take on littering and help us to keep Scotland beautiful.”