Southsiders clean up for their community

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More than 40 pupils from schools in the southside of Glasgow took to the streets as part of a litter pick event organised by Clean Glasgow.

The pupils followed a designated route from their school to the national stadium, collecting any litter they found along the way. They were joined by staff from McDonalds Pollokshaws and collected 34 bags of rubbish.

A spokeswoman said: “Getting involved in the clean-up highlights to young people the problem of littering while also allowing them to take action against it.

“The event is a chance to demonstrate to the community the pride they take in their city.”

Council leader Gordon Matheson, chair of Clean Glasgow, said: “We all want our city to look its best and it’s fantastic to see our young people leading by example and demonstrating the message at the heart of our People Make Glasgow Cleaner campaign.

“If everyone plays their part, we can make sure that Glasgow is a clean and safe environment for everyone.”

Pupils from Holyrood and King’s Park secondary school were among the clean-up brigade.