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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.

  • 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. 

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Picking litter safely (pdf)