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£80 fine for dropping litter at school.

£80 fine for dropping litter at school.

School pupils at all East Ayrshire high schools will face an £80 fine if they are caught throwing rubbish.

But the penalty will be withdrawn if the child attends a supervised litter pick.

The scheme was signed off by councillors following a recent trial programme at Loudoun Academy in Galston.

The campaign was spearheaded by Rubbish Party councillor Sally Cogley, who has hailed it as a UK first.

Ms Cogley said: "East Ayrshire will be doing something that has never been done in the UK before. It has changed behaviour at Loudoun Academy.

"The litter in schools initiative is a no brainer and will make a difference. We have tried and tested it."

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