YOUNG people in Fife are being invited to help tackle litter and compete for a regional trophy.

Keep Scotland Beautiful is launching a 'Litter League' this month as part of its annual Spring Clean campaign.

The competition can be entered by schools, nurseries, youth groups, after school clubs, play groups and children's community groups.

Barry Fisher, Chief Executive at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: "We are so excited to be launching the inaugural Litter League as part of this year’s Spring Clean.

"Young people across the country have always been committed to protecting the environment and I am sure the Litter League will strengthen this interest.

"We are facing a Litter Emergency in Scotland and we need everyone to get involved. Last year we saw thousands of volunteers roll up their sleeves across more than 100 events and this year we want to do even better.

"This exciting and fun campaign is a perfect way to get young people of all ages involved and, with some terrific prizes and bragging rights on offer, we can’t wait to celebrate our league champions."

Candidates will be in with the chance of becoming Tayside, Central and Fife Spring Clean Champion by taking part in litter picks between today, March 13, and March 31.

There is also an option to enter the Play Scotland: Litter Pick and Play project to be entered into a prize draw to win £100 of vouchers and receive a participation certificate to display.

Keep Scotland Beautiful has partnered with Play Scotland to link the help make public spaces more inviting for children, especially those already disadvantaged by disability, poverty, or other factors.

Anyone who would like to organise or find a litter pick to participate in should visit