VOLUNTEERS from the two McDonald’s restaurants in Stirling and local grassroots football club Carse Thistle recently teamed up to tidy their local area.

This event is one of the many clean ups taking place as part of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s national Spring Clean campaign, encouraging local communities to act and work together to tackle litter. The campaign forms part of an eight-year partnership between McDonald’s and Keep Scotland Beautiful.

The group of 20 volunteers, including staff from the McDonald’s restaurants on Drip Road and Murray Place, embarked on a challenge to give Drip Road in Stirling a ‘spring refresh’, clearing an impressive 18 bags of litter.

This is the second year running that the Stirling McDonald’s restaurants have teamed up with Carse Thistle for a local litter pick.

McDonald’s community manager Laura Doherty, who organised the litter pick in Stirling, said: “It was great to see everyone come together to tidy up Stirling. We understand the role that we play in making the area a cleaner place for everyone and it’s important to us that we do our bit to ensure our local areas remain free of litter.

“I would like to thank the volunteers from McDonald’s and Carse Thistle football team for coming together to make a difference in Stirling.”

William Adam from Carse Thistle Football Club said: “It was fantastic to team up with the McDonald’s staff again for another litter pick event. We all had a great time doing our bit to help keep the local area clean and tidy. I would like to thank McDonald’s for all their help and I hope to team up with them again in the future.”

In addition to supporting the Spring Clean campaign, McDonald’s will be carrying out community litter picks events throughout the summer months as part of its Keep Up the Clean Up campaign.

On top of this, every McDonald’s restaurant carries out daily litter patrols all year round to collect all litter that has been discarded, regardless of its origin.

Crew members across the UK cover a total of 3,000 miles each week on litter patrols, which equates to 150,000 miles a year and the distance of five marathons each year per restaurant.