Renfrewshire residents will be paid £35 to attend an online workshop to learn more about littering issues.

Environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful is inviting Renfrewshire people to attend the two-hour online workshop on February 21, as part of their commitment to the government’s National Litter and Flytipping Strategy.

Barry Fisher, chief executive at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: "We are delighted to deliver these workshops as part of our commitment to tackling litter and waste, and developing and delivering actions from the National Litter and Flytipping Strategy's Year 1 Action Plan.

"Scotland is facing a litter emergency, as our data clearly shows. However, we know that 85% of people want to see more efforts to prevent litter in their area so we are determined to respond to this strong desire for change.

"I encourage everyone to register for these workshops as you will not only help us tackle litter at local and national levels, but also help us improve these workshops for future events."

This announcement comes in response to a public consultation which revealed that 82 per cent of respondents were keen on establishing a community education programme to address littering issues.

These workshops represent the first step in a wider Year 1 Action Plan.

The Renfrewshire workshop is part of a series of five to be held across Scotland in February and follows the publication of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Scottish Litter Survey, which found that 90 per cent of people agree that litter is a problem across the country, while locally, 70 per cent of respondents regard it as a pressing issue.

Participants will be encouraged to put forward their viewpoints and insights to help shape the structure and subject matter of future workshops.

Keep Scotland Beautiful said workshops like these will educate participants about why litter is a hard problem to fix and inspire them to work towards change at personal, local, and, where applicable, workplace levels.

Community engagement, it said, is the major key in these litter workshops.

It aims to provide a platform for residents to voice their concerns, make a contribution to the litter emergency, and impact the future direction of these workshops.

Interested participants are encouraged to register via Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Eventbrite page.