The West Kilbride Civic Society has received a helping hand to keep the village beautiful after taking delivery of a litter picking kit.

The free equipment has been provided by charity Keep Scotland Beautiful, which aims to create litter picking hubs across the country to tackle local litter issues.

The West Kilbride group will be able to loan the equipment to individuals and organisations to borrow, following social distancing and safety guidance.

The kits will contain enough litter pickers, gloves, bag hoops and hi vis vests for up to ten people to take part in a litter pick at a time.

Groups will also be able to access posters and social media content to help encourage people to look after their local places and keep Scotland beautiful.

Since restrictions have begun to ease, litter has become a more noticeable problem across Scotland, with research showing that 30 per cent of people believe litter has got worse in their local area.