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Have your say on deposit return at our series of public engagement events

We are inviting the people of Scotland to come and have a chat about Scotland’s deposit return scheme.

We will be out and about at a series of events, tourist attractions and public places over the next few months, to chat to people about Scotland’s forthcoming deposit return scheme and ask them what they think about how key aspects of the scheme could work here.

The team will have a presence at locations across the country to raise awareness that Scotland is set to introduce a deposit return scheme and that the Scottish Government’s public consultation on it is now live. Members of the public can submit a full consultation response online on the Scottish Government website, and we’ll also be chatting to people about some of the main questions that the consultation asks at these events.  

Already held:

  • 29th June                  Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre, Glasgow
  • 25th July                    Deep Sea World, North Queensferry
  • 27-29 July                 ButeFest, Isle of Bute
  • 1st August                 Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick
  • 4th August                 Lewis Festival, Stornoway
  • 11th August               European Open Water Swimming Championships, Balloch
  • 12th August               Aviemore Triathlon
  • 12th August               Helix Park, Falkirk
  • 22nd August              St. Enoch Centre, Glasgow
  • 24th August              Scottish Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre at Loch of the Lowes, Perthshire     
  • 25th August              Peebles Market
  • 26th August              Kirkintilloch Canal Festival – Gala Sunday
  • 28th August              Bon Accord Shopping Centre, Aberdeen
  • 31st August              Dundee Food and Flower Show
  • 31st August              Speirs Centre, Alloa, Clackmannanshire
  • 1-2 September         Edinburgh Mela
  • 2nd September         South Ayrshire Air Show
  • 3rd September         Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley
  • 3-4 September        Co-op, Lerwick, Shetland
  • 5th September          Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness
  • 7th September          Dumfries town centre
  • 7th September          Oak Mall, Inverclyde
  • 9th September          Grampian Motorcycle Convention, Alford, Aberdeenshire
  • 11th September        Stirling Central Library, Stirling
  • 13th September        Scottish Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, Montrose Basin
  • 14-16 September     Perth Food and Drink Festival
  • 14th September        East Kilbride Shopping Centre, South Lanarkshire
  • 16th September        Newmilns Festival, East Ayrshire
  • 17th September        North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell
  • 19th September        Barrhead Foundry, East Renfrewshire
  • 20th September        Dalkeith Library, Midlothian
  • 20th September        Rivergate Shopping Centre, Irvine, North Ayrshire
  • 21st September        Livingston Designer Outlet, Livingston, West Lothian
  • 22nd September       Elgin Library, Moray
  • 24th September        Kirkwall and Stromness HWRCs, Orkney

If you’re interested in Scotland’s deposit return scheme, or would just like to come down and speak to us about any aspect of reducing, re-using and recycling, then come and speak to us.

You can respond in full to the Scottish Government consultation here, and find more information about deposit return schemes here.

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