For the third time, the Ski Club of Great Britain brings the Big Spring Clean to the Scottish ski resorts of Cairngorm Mountain and Nevis Range on Sunday, 20th June 2010. Taking place a month later than previous years due to a record breaking Scottish snow season, the event is a chance for mountain users to do their bit by picking up litter left by a season’s worth of visitors.

Last year saw 150 people take part in the event with over 50 bags of rubbish collected from the hillside. The rubbish that was cleared included hundreds of cigarette butts, a ski boot, a plastic sledge, broken ski poles, plastic bottles, cans, a bin lid and a Marathon chocolate bar wrapper dating from 1990, before the snack was rebranded as Snickers.


Volunteers are asked to meet at 10am at the bottom of the gondola at Nevis Range or the Ranger Base at Coire Cas on Cairngorm Mountain. Gloves and bags are provided for all litter pickers and for everyone who brings back a bag of litter, tea and cakes will be provided.