Firefighters to the rescue at Methil hotspot

Firefighter Campball and FF Doherty Methil Fire Station
Firefighter Campball and FF Doherty Methil Fire Station

Methil’s Steel works’ Brae could soon be cleaning up its act thanks to a drive by local firemen to support the Clean Up Scotland campaign.

Staff at Methil Fire Station are joining up with Fife Community Safety Partners to tidy up and litter pick the area on Sunday, March 30 between 10 .am. - 12.30 p.m.

The move is part of a bid to provide a cleaner tidier Methil through the Community Clean Up Initiative and encourage people to take pride in their surroundings.

Several local youth groups will be attending including the Young Fifers who will be joined by the East Fife FC chairman, Lee Murray.

Stephen Thomson, station manager at Methil Fire Station, said: “‘Local people want to see the cleanliness of Methil improve and this is a very positive step forward. It’s up to everyone to take a pride in their community and make sure litter is disposed of responsibly.

“A Keep Scotland Beautiful survey showed that more than half of Scots have dropped litter, and almost half do it regularly. This is a problem for all of us, caused by most of us.”

He added: “Come along on Sunday and help us clean up Methil.”

Clean Up Scotland is a mass-engagement campaign which will involve one million people in action against litter and mess. The short-term aim is to make Scotland shine during the Commonwealth Games and Homecoming Scotland later this year.