A Perth man who has collected hundreds of coffee cups from the sides of local roads has been recognised with a national award.
Self-proclaimed litter hater Duncan Cameron, from Gannochy, has gone out to pick up rubbish a few times a week since he retired three years ago.
Last year he decided to keep a tally of single-use cups and discovered he had collected 566 hot drink cups in 2018, as well as 527 cold drink ones.
He picked them up on his regular walks around Bridgend, Isla Road, Scone Palace and the A94 between Perth and Scone.
The 65-year-old’s efforts have now been recognised by Zero Waste Scotland bosses, who named him the Clean Up Scotland Hero of the Month.
Duncan said: “I started doing the litter picks when I retired because I was so fed up of seeing all of the litter on the side of the road.
“I got 16 bin bags full on my first deep clean and since then it has been one supermarket bag per trip ever since, to keep it tidy.
“It gives me exercise and gets community benefit at the same time. It really makes a difference, especially heading towards Scone Palace because of its tourist importance.”
This year Duncan has started a new record of cups and he is hopeful he will see a reduction as more people move away from single-use plastic.
He said: “Last year was the start of an open discussion and awareness of single-use cups and hopefully this year people will be more conscious of it.”