Litter Pickers

Out of the blue, ELCV recently got the following email:


I am writing from Green18, a charity that exists to further environmental education in Scotland. We have a project that aims to set up 'clean-up hubs' (as we call them) and have been successful in raising funds to get equipment for these. Initially the project was going to collaborate with Scotmid and equipment would be housed in stores across the country.
Sadly, this collaboration hasn't been successful and we are now looking to provide equipment to groups and organisations that can utilise the equipment in their local communities with some support from Green18 where necessary.
I was wondering whether you would be interested in receiving some litter pickers to be used to help keep Edinburgh clean of litter.
We immediately said yes! And today ten of them were delivered - top quality see the spec here.

Many thanks to the charity Green18 on facebook

So if you are one of our volunteers who loves keeping the countryside and beaches clean, contact Jenny to borrow one - no more excuses!

ELCV Website Launched

Well, the East Lothian Countryside Volunteers finally have a live website!

Hopefully you will find it useful as a news feed, for reference, and especially the Dates page. It's also geared towards attracting new volunteers - we can always do with more help: share it with the buttons in the footer of any page. 

Have a good look round. And let us know what you think - all comments are helpful, whether suggestions or criticism (or praise!). 

Many thanks to all those who have contributed - both with comments, text and images, especially Duncan, Nick, Sam, Tara, Katty, most charity trustees, Ben for javascript, Kualo for site hosting, and the rangers whose social media has been shamelessly borrowed.

Our Extraordinary Litter Picker

One of our more intrepid members has been recognised nationally. Andy wasn’t sure he wanted the recognition, saying “I prefer keeping a low profile but I think the award can help to highlight the issue of coastal litter and the work done by me and East Lothian Rangers in trying to keep the East Lothian coast clean and an enjoyable place for visitors and the wildlife in the area”.

We all thank you for your dedication and inspiration to keep East Lothian looking beautiful.

See a quick overview of the presentation or the full story at Scotland’s Hero of the Month.