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In Pictures / Voar Redd Up gets off to a busy start

Wendy and Richard Kelly cleaning up along the Tingwall Valley on Saturday morning. Photo: Dave Donaldson

PEOPLE across Shetland have been donning the rubber gloves in their droves for Da Voar Redd Up.

The annual community clear-up event kicked off on Saturday and is due to run through to Friday (26 April).

Described as the UK’s most successful community litter-picking event, 191 groups have registered this year with 3,298 volunteers.

All bagged-up waste collected during the Redd Up is disposed of at the Gremista waste management facility in Lerwick.

A group who completed a clean-up of the roadside from the north junction of Gulberwick to the first Easter Quarff junction said they found 56 vapes on the three to four mile stretch.

Meanwhile in Scalloway members of the Church of Scotland rather appropriately cleaned up the small Ministers’ Beach, located opposite the Check-out shop.

Green councillor Alex Armitage also said he took the Redd Up to an “extreme level” by collecting bruck by kayak from some of the underground caves around St Ninian’s Isle.

In Unst a message from a bottle from back in 2000 was found during a redd up – and through Facebook the writer was traced as a man from the north east of Scotland.

It appeared that the message was thrown into the sea off the Maersk Curlew ship when it was 130 miles off the east of Aberdeen.

More than 70 players, coaches, committee reps and parents of Shetland Girls and Womens Football Club cleaned up the roadside from Gremista junction to the Waste Management Facility in Lerwick.
Lita Tulloch cleaning up in Clousta.
Lerwick Thistle Football Club held a redd up at Easter Quarff.

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