Rachael Hamilton MSP took part in a litter pick in St Boswells at the end of March to highlight the #SpringClean19 Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign.
The litter pick was organised by the St Boswells Community Council, and saw volunteers pick up litter from around the village.
The group collected 42 bags of rubbish, roughly the same amount as the 2018 clean.
Ms Hamilton is urging Borderers to do their bit to ensure the Borders is kept beautiful and litter free. She also wants the publicity of the Spring Clean to dissuade people from littering after the sheer amount of rubbish collected in St Boswells.
Chair of the Community Council, John Pollock, wishes to thank the volunteers who turned out to this year’s Spring Clean, especially after the removal of the eyesore of six supermarket trolleys and a bike from the Tweed.
Thanks are also extended to Ralph Parker for organising the event and Dougie Oliver for using his van to collect all the filled bags and large items and bring them to the Bus Station from where they were uplifted by SBC.
Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire MSP, Rachael Hamilton said:
“The Spring Clean was a great success and the volunteers worked hard to keep St Boswells looking its best.
“We collected a whopping 42 bags of rubbish, which is a great achievement but sadly highlights how much litter there was out and about around St Boswells.
“Not only is it unsightly to see rubbish lying around, but plastic pollution is entering our watercourses, such as the River Tweed, and this is affecting our beautiful wildlife.
“Credit should go to the organisers who took the initiative to organise the successful Spring Clean.
“People should be taking their litter home and recycling, it is disgraceful that people continue to litter”.