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Register for Da Redd Up

| Written by Shetland News

NEARLY 3,500 people have put themselves forward to take part in this year's Da Voar Redd Up, but organisers are keen to have more volunteers on board.

Shetland Amenity Trust is encouraging any groups or individuals who have not yet signed up to get in touch ahead of the big clean-up on 22 and 23 April.

It also warned against any unregistered groups cleaning up areas already allocated to others, which happened last year and made assessment of the Redd Up more difficult.

Packs containing items like gloves, bags and safety vests can be collected by registered groups from the Amenity Trust offices at Garthspool in Lerwick.

Those taking part are also reminded to inform the trust as soon possible when they are finished so that staff can collect their bags of rubbish.

Environmental improvement officer Sita Goudie said: "We have already welcomed a number of new groups and volunteers and would be happy to hear from anyone else who would like to get involved."

Businesses and organisations supporting this year's Voar Redd Up include Augean North Sea Services, Shetland Charitable Trust, BP Sullom Voe, Keep Scotland Beautiful and Shetland Islands Council.

To register to take part, contact Shetland Amenity Trust on 01595 694688 or e-mail info@shetlandamenity.org 

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