As part of Keep Scotland Beautiful's National Spring Clean we are aiming to coordinate the Yorkhill to Yoker Challenge along a 4 mile stretch of the National Cycle Network (NCN) and surrounding neighbourhoods.

This will go from the new footbridge being built from Govan to Partick along the NCN to Dock Street in Yoker where the new road bridge is being built from Yoker/Clydebank to Renfrew - bridge to bridge! And off into neighbouriing communities and places such as Victoria Park and Knightswood Park.

Thanks to Whiteinch & Scotstoun Housing Association Community Partnership Agreement for funding to support this project.

Litter Emergency

Did you know that 39% of Scots believe that litter has become more common locally over the last 12 months?  Keep Scotland Beautiful has declared a litter emergency and we’re aiming to help by supporting their 2024 Spring Clean which runs from Friday 15 March to Sunday 28 April #SpringCleanScotland. By taking small actions such as organising or participating in a litter pick, you can make a difference.


The Yorkhill to Yoker challenge area is shown below with the National Cycle Network route 7 shown in blue with additional cycle route connections to local communities shown as well. We have also suggested some potential litter picking areas as well!

We are inviting community groups, schools and more to get involved.

All you need to do is pick a location, pick a day(s) and time(s) between Friday 15 March to Sunday 28 April and get litter picking!

Check out the map


This public calendar shows all the litter picks organised as part of the Yorkhill to Yoker challenge. Some will be private but many will be open to the public to be able to join in.

Get Involved

It is easy to get involved. All you need to do is complete our short registration form telling us about the litter pick(s) you have arranged.

Tell us about your litter pick

We will be working in partnership with a range of organisations including Glasgow City Council Neighbourhood Improvement Team, Sustrans and lots of local community organisations, schools and group.

It would be appreciated if you could also add details of your litter pick to the Spring Clean Scotland map.


If you are taking part then please use the following hashtags on social media

  • #SpringCleanScotland
  • #YorkhillToYokerChallenge
  • #GoEcoGlasgow
  • #WhatsOnG14 #WhatsOnG13 #WhatsOnG11

Litter Lotto

You also might want to sign up to the new Litter Lotto initiative, a free to enter cash prize draw. Glasgow residents, employees and visitors to the city are being urged to turn trash into cash with the launch of the city's exciting new LitterLotto.

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There is lots more advice, information and resources available on Keep Scotland Beautiful's dedicated National Spring Clean webpage

This includes a 'How to organise a litter pick' video, social media images, clean up posters and more!

Banner photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash