Aberdeen City Council’s co-leaders have praised community-minded volunteers who joined a 24-hour litter-pick across the city.
The event on Thursday, June 28, had 548 participants and managed to fill 321 bags across 46 clean-ups.
Groups, schools, businesses and organisations took part in the event, which involved litter picks starting every hour over 24 hours from midnight to midnight.
A joint statement online from co-leaders Douglas Lumsden and Jenny Laing read: “With so many huge projects underway at present, it’s important we also recognise the community initiatives that are just as vital to Aberdeen’s success.
“As co-leaders of the council, we were delighted to join the effort, which began in the early hours of Thursday morning and saw a hive of activity day and night.
“The approach and the enthusiasm from all corners of Aberdeen is something we are keen to harness and there will be more news on that to follow as plans are developed.
“Of course, prevention is always the preferable solution to any problem and we continue to work hard to encourage everyone to dispose of litter responsibly.
“Unfortunately, like every town and city, we have a problem to deal with for now and initiatives like the 24-hour litter pick help to supplement the work our teams do every day to keep the streets and green spaces looking at their best.
“On behalf of the council, we pass on our thanks to everyone who took part and to all who support its aims.”