Friends of Pentlands Group volunteer Phil Rowsby has been declared Hero of the Month by Keep Scotland Beautiful.
him, Environment Convener Councillor Lesley Hinds said: "Phil Rowsby is
a real community champion, and thoroughly deserves this award. He has
gone the extra mile to make sure that the beauty of the Pentlands park
is not spoiled by litter, and his hard work has paid off. The fact that
he is a volunteer who carries out this work in his own spare time is
"The Clean Up Edinburgh and Clean Up Scotland campaigns aim to change attitudes of the minority of people who visited the Pentlands, admired the scenery and then still dropped their rubbish onto the ground. If it wasn't for people like Phil, our environmental teams would have even more hard work on their hands to clean up. The message is - bin your litter."