Scouts Help Charity Care For Edinburgh’s Canal

Scouts from 157th Braid Scouts in Edinburgh have been out along the Union Canal in Edinburgh helping Scotland’s only national waterways charity, Scottish Waterways Trust, care for the waterway.

The Scouts, aged between 10 and 14, spent a day helping the Trust with a litterpick alongside the historic Union Canal. The group cleared up litter from Calders along to Wester Hailes, helping to look after the waterway, which is almost 200 years old, and its unique biodiversity.

John McGowan, Volunteer Co-ordinator from Scottish Waterways Trust said:

Volunteer groups like the Scouts do an amazing job helping to care for their local canal and its special environment. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone from the 157th Braid Scouts who joined us for this litterpick and helped to look after the Union Canal, improving the area for wildlife and local people to enjoy.

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