Luss Estates Litter Pick Report 2017
In November Luss Estates staff completed the last litter pick for 2017. Luss Estates carried out seven litter picks through the year, concentrating on the peak tourist season. Up to twenty five Luss Estates employees were involved in each litter pick. Over 250 sacks of rubbish and assorted larger items were collected in and around Luss at a total cost of £10,000.
Simon Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Luss Estates commented: "We urge all visitors to remove their litter, and help maintain the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and protect the environment for our wildlife."
In and around Luss the responsibility for bins is split between Bear Scotland, Argyll & Bute Council and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Simon Miller believes that "better coordination between these bodies is essential". Some bin facilities have been removed in recent years within the village of Luss and the laybyes on the A82 don't have any rubbish bins.
Simon Miller said: "The state of Luss and the grass verges on the A82 has been appalling this year and it is a reflection of the inability of these authorities to manage this tourist destination."