More than a tonne of litter has been removed from roads in Hamilton by South Lanarkshire Council in a bid to make the area clean.

The local authority carried out a week-long clean-up of five rural roads in the area, and a total of 1.2 tonnes of rubbish was picked up across more than ten miles of road.

The clean-up, which included installing temporary road restrictions, cost the council £9700.

Councillor John Anderson, chair of the community and enterprise resources committee, said the amount of rubbish made him “angry”.

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