THE efforts in recent years to clean up Glasgow have been paying off as the Keep Scotland Beautiful report shows.
The city's highest cleanliness rating is testament to the hard work not only of the council's cleansing staff and enforcement officers, but the thousands of volunteers who have joined in campaigns to clean up their own streets.
While the progress is welcome and the city centre in particular cleaner than in years gone by it is obvious to all that much work is still to be done.
As the Evening Times has reported, fly tipping is a problem in many areas and back courts strewn with litter in some parts of the city is still a problem posing serious health hazards.
While we highlight residents concerns, the Evening Times also takes action and our award-winning Streets Ahead campaign is where the paper joins with partners and the people of the city to make things happen.
With Glasgow City Council, GHA, City Charitable Trust and Strathclyde Fire and Rescue we offer practical and financial help for local improvement projects.
So, while the good work must be applauded, everyone knows the city can still be cleaner and all of us have a duty to ensure litter and graffiti is reported as well as the right to expect action to be taken.