... but in Glasgow they manage it with a smile

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A "heavy-weight" Glasgow couple have been very kindly helping out Strathclyde Police's Spotlight initiative by picking up litter themselves as part of a campaign to highlight the problem and the public nuisance that it causes.

The police are so pleased with the help from Mr and Mrs Maclean and their dog, Scrap that the Chief Constable will meet them this morning personally to thank them for the litter they that have been carrying.

The two six-feet paper-mache figures and their dog will be on display beside two Spotlight on Litter advertisement trailers outside the Pitt Street entrance of Strathclyde Police force headquarters. Chief Constable John Orr will meet the family at 11am.

The paper-mache figures were commissioned for the Art Store, Queen Street, Glasgow, and were lent to Strathclyde Police for the duration of the three-month Spotlight Initiative.

The figures were made by Mhairi Corr, a Glasgow-based artist, who set up her workshop after receiving a grant from the Scottish Arts Council.

The figures will go back to the Art Store as a window-display after helping out the Spotlight campaign.

Today Sergeant Kenny Rodger will accompany the Maclean family along Sauchiehall Street, distributing public-information leaflets on litter and vandalism and giving advice to the public about the spotlight initiative and litter.