SAUCHIE'S Main Street was given a spruce up by kind-hearted staff from Alloa's McDonald's, who teamed up with the Sauchie Gardening Group (SGG) for a litter picking session.

A team of 14 volunteers from the restaurant spent two hours cleaning with SGG, tidying along Main Street and the path leading to Craigbank Primary School.

The effort was in support of Keep Scotland Beautiful's 'Clean Up Scotland' campaign, which works to create litter free environments.

McDonald's staff are holding and assisting with clean-ups across Scotland to support the campaign.

The company have also been carrying out daily litter patrols in the areas around their restaurants for the past 35 years, collecting all the rubbish that is found, regardless of its origin.

Russell Parker, business manager at the Alloa McDonald's, said: "It was really great seeing everyone come together and help tidy up Sauchie Main Street.

"As a business McDonald's understand the important role that we play in making the area a cleaner place for everyone."

As well as supporting local litter picking events, McDonald's have been working to find ways to reduce waste within their business.

Since May, the company has been trialling using paper straws in some restaurants, and will soon be moving plastic straws behind the counter to cut down on their use.

This year, McDonald's also celebrated a decade of powering its delivery vehicles with recycled biodiesel from cooking oil.

Delivery lorries are run entirely on biodiesel, which is less harmful and damaging to the environment than using fossil fuels.

Paul Wallace, of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: "McDonald's is to be commended for the positive difference its staff make to Scotland's environment.

"As an organisation it has been active in championing litter prevention activity for many years and teams from their restaurants already undertake up to three litter picks a day.

"At a time when litter levels are at their worst in a decade, the support from McDonald's crew members and customers is invaluable in helping raise awareness of the litter that surrounds us and the fact that we can all take action to prevent it."