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Da Voar Redd Up. Photo: shetland Amenity Trust

SHETLAND’s annual community beach and roadside clean up will take place next month from 20 to 26 April.

Da Voar Redd Up is back for its 37th year with another annual spring clean-up, Shetland Amenity Trust (SAT) has confirmed.

This event is an opportunity for volunteers to come together each year and contribute to protecting Shetland’s natural environment and wildlife by collecting the litter and debris washed up by the winter storms, and thrown into roadside ditches.

Rory Tallack, one of the organisers, said: “DVRU is a fantastic volunteer-led community event where people can get together with others in the fresh air and make a meaningful difference to Shetland’s natural environment.

“Last year over 200 groups took part – from toddler groups to knitting groups. There was a great mix of folk – we also had lots of families, churches, neighbours, schools and sports clubs coming together in this fantastic beach and roadside clean up.”

Registration for this year’s Redd Up is now open for all those interested within the community.

These clean ups are usually undertaken by groups, such as families, schools and community groups. Anyone who is keen to join but is unsure how to do so is encouraged to get in touch with SAT organisers who will help them find a group.

As usual, bags will be provided and during registration there is the option to specify a roadside collection of bags after the Redd Up.

Anyone interested can register online via the SAT website, email, or leave a message on 01595 694688.

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