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Caithness councillor Raymond Bremner in plea to walk or wheel short journeys ahead of Clean Air Day 2022

By John Davidson

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Council leader Raymond Bremner.
Council leader Raymond Bremner.

Highland Council leader and Wick councillor Raymond Bremner is encouraging people to take steps to reduce their pollution ahead of Clean Air Day.

The local authority says it is supporting this year's day of action on Thursday, June 16, organised by Environmental Protection Scotland.

A variety of resources are being made available to individuals, organisations, businesses and schools to share the ways people can help reduce their own emissions and take steps towards cleaner air.

Among the suggestions are walking, cycling or scooting for shorter journeys, particularly the 23 per cent of trips across Scotland that are under one mile.

Cllr Bremner said: “The council is proud to be supporting Clean Air Day once again. Poor air quality is not a fact of life. Our air pollution crisis is solvable and there are simple steps we can all take to help our family avoid toxic air and cut down on the pollution we emit – it's good for us and good for the planet too.”

He added: “It’s fantastic to see the wealth of learning which is being made available to our schools who are now learning about the health benefits of cycling and walking and the benefits this has on air quality, in our towns and rural areas.”

The resources are available to download at www.actionforcleanair.org.uk/campaigns/clean-air-day/scotland

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