BELLAHOUSTON Road Runners is clearing up the streets with a new campaign - plogging.

Named for the Swedish trend, plogging combines running and picking up litter with runners carrying out their first session in Bellahouston and Pollok parks and Nethercraigs.

Runners will take litter picks, bin bags and gloves out on their run and are looking for people to get involved.

Jane Wild, a Bellahouston road runner, said: “We train in our parks all summer. So its great way to give something back.

"Because we run around Glasgow’s streets and parks we see the problem areas.

"We always try and report other issues to the council, such as broken street lights or bad pot holes in pavements.

"But it's so important we look after our parks, they are the jewels of Glasgow.

"Come and join us, we have to tidy up this beautiful city of ours."

The runners will meet at Bellahouston Park Ski Centre at 10.30am on Saturday and the event is open to everyone who wants to help.

The club is also grateful to Glasgow City Council refuse department, which has agreed to take away the bin bags.