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Tak It Hame aims to make a difference  

Tak It Hame is our campaign that says what it means: encouraging the hill walking, climbing and mountaineering community, and others, to remove litter safely from our hills.  

We encourage everyone taking to the hills and climbing the crags to be responsible for taking all their own litter home.

We can all  think about the choices we make when buying, consuming and disposing of food and drink items that we take along with us.  We know the story: reduce packaging, reuse bags and bottles, recycle all that can be recycled.

Our message is - If we don't do it, who will?

We also ask you to show others too! Telll the world that we can all do something to keep our environment clean and safe by sharing your photos on social media using the hashtag #TakItHame and displaying our poster (see link below). And this message applies locally as well as up in the hills, so you can make your own local area a nicer, cleaner place as well.

Only do what you assess is safe and feel comfortable doing Ė do not put yourself or others at risk. Use a litter picker if you have one, gloves (disposable or otherwise), hand sanitizer and wash your hands and any equipment used thoroughly afterwards.   

Picking litter guidance (pdf)

TakItHame poster (pdf)

  1. Safety first - donít pick up anything that might put you at risk, like sharp objects, tissues, discarded PPE or dog waste (see our guidance here).
  2. Dispose of litter at home by sorting into your recycling or landfill bins, depending on what it is you have picked up, wash the bag thoroughly and use again. 
  3.  Take a photo of what you have collected and share on social media, using the hashtag #TakItHame, and tag Mountaineering Scotland on FacebookTwitter and Instagram so we can see what you have been doing.

TakItHame bags are back!

Last year our TakItHame bags were very popular, so we've updated them for 2020 and they are now available.

Designed to help you stash your litter safely while out walking or climbing, the bags are made from sugarcane and are recyclable at your local supermarket or recycling centre where you can put them in the carrier bag recycling.

  • Keep the bag in your rucksack
  • Use it to put your litter (and any you find and can collect safely) in while enjoying your outdoor activities
  • Tak it hame and recycle or dispose of the litter safetly and responsibly
  • Give the bag a good wash with soapy water, allow to dry in daylight and put it back in your rucksack for next time!

How to get your bag

We have an allocation of bags for clubs and members organising litter picks so please contact us to find out more.

New members receive a free bag in their welcome pack.

You can also get your TakItHame bag through our online shop for a nominal fee to cover the bag and postage:

  • Single bag - £1.50
  • 5 bags - £4.00
  • 10 bags - £8.00

**Members get 30% off - email us for the discount code.**

  • Encourage your members to take a suitable bag out with them to put litter in every time they go walking or climbing
  • Share our messages on your club and personal social media channels, in newsletters etc

We have an allocation of TakItHame bags available to clubs free of charge (5 per club) with more available for a nominal cost - please get in touch if your club would like to support the campaign. 

Get in touch

Picking litter safely (pdf)