A new ‘Waste Warriors’ campaign has been launched on and around Loch Lomond.
A joint launch event last week saw schoolchildren picking litter at the head of Loch Long while Loch Lomond passenger boat operators Cruise Loch Lomond will offer waste bags for visitors on the Ben Lomond Hike and West Highland Way Rambler cruises. Aimed at visitors to the area and supporting them to collect rubbish responsibly, the initiative has set up collection points at Cruise Loch Lomond.
It is run by Destination Arrochar Alps, with sponsors including the Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and Cruise Loch Lomond.
The initiatives, together with new information and map panels, are funded by a £90,000 grant from Nature Scot.
Cruise Loch Lomond Director, Fred Moore said: “We are delighted to be part of this initiative as we continue to build on our recent Silver accreditation for Green Tourism and as an exemplar business for the British Marine’s Green Blue environmental awareness campaign for our BlueHealth, Blue Space – Loch Lomond project.
Cruise Loch Lomond was among the very first businesses to sign up to the partnership supporting delivery of Giant Strides, Scotland’s new Marine Tourism Strategy. James Stuart, Strategic Lead for Giant Strides added: “It is fantastic to see Cruise Loch Lomond involved in this initiative and working locally to enhance the tourism and recreational offer of the area to benefit the environment, visitors and local communities. This is the ethos behind our new strategy and we encourage more businesses to join in this approach – to work to build businesses which delight customers while also supporting local communities and environments.”
Further information on Giant Strides is available from Scotland@britishmarine.co.uk