The 157th Braid Scouts have been making an impact in their local community, working in partnership with the Scottish Waterways Trust.

The Scottish Waterways Trust works to create brighter futures for people, wildlife and communities along Scotland’s canals.  In March this year the 157th Braid Scouts took to the Union Canal to clear litter from Calders to Wester Hailes.  Their effort is instrumental in helping look after the waterway which is nearly 200 years and its biodiversity.

Scouts clearing up at the canal

The Scouts cleared up an enormous quantity of rubbish


John McGowan who coordinates volunteering at the Trust told us:

“Volunteer groups like the Scouts do an amazing job helping to care for their local canal and its special environment. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone from the 157th Braid Scouts who joined us for this litterpick and helped to look after the Union Canal, improving the area for wildlife and local people to enjoy.”

If your Section are interested in working with Scottish Waterways Trust why not get in touch with them via their website at  It could make an amazing Million Hands project!