THREE schools and nurseries in East Renfrewshire have each been awarded £200 as part of a drive to keep communities looking spick and span.

The cash from the Wrigley Litter Less campaign has been awarded to Carlibar Primary and the Arthurlie Family Centre, both in Barrhead, and the Hazeldene Family Centre, in Newton Mearns.

It will help youngsters tackle litter in their own community and improve the local environment.

A total of 28 educational establishments across the country will benefit from the latest round of funding paid out under the scheme, run by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Daniel Barrie, education and learning manager at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “Communities 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 the Wrigley Litter Less campaign gives young people the opportunity to put their ideas into action to take on littering.”

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