Deposit return tour of the Scottish isles


OPERATORS on the islands will have the chance to find out more about the upcoming deposit return scheme through a series of events in the coming weeks.

The events, organised by Zero Waste Scotland, the organisation responsible for designing the scheme, will include an overview of how the initiative will work.

The tour will take in Islay on October 22; Orkney on October 24; Arran on October 25; Bute on October 28; Lewis on October 30; Skye on November 1; and Shetland on November 8.

Jill Farrell of Zero Waste Scotland said: “Delivering the scheme on Scotland’s islands will require a different approach to that in Scotland’s cities. We want to talk with businesses and stakeholders across the islands to make sure their views and needs are captured and addressed.”