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Da Voar Redd Up

2024 dates will be announced in the new year.

Our 2023 event took place from Saturday 22nd to Friday 28th April 2023

Da Voar Redd Up is the UK's most successful community litter-picking event, with around 4,500 people (20% of Shetland’s population) volunteering each year. The Redd Up makes a huge contribution to the protection of Shetland's natural environment and wildlife, clearing Shetland's beaches, coastlines and roadsides of litter and the debris washed up by winter storms.

A successful Redd Up

2024 registration will open March.

Why should you register?

  • When you register, you will be provided with Redd Up bags. These identify Redd Up rubbish, making it easier for us to record it.
  • Registering allows you to choose a Redd Up location and allows us to make sure that different groups are not cleaning the same places. This not only means that more of Shetland gets cleaned, but also gives us a more accurate record the amount of litter that has been collected.
  • During registration, you will be able to specify a roadside collection point for all of your bags. Redd Up rubbish can only be picked up from these locations.

What happens after registration?

After you have registered, we’ll prepare your bags for you and let you know when and where they can be picked up. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide gloves. If your chosen location is unavailable, we’ll get in touch to discuss alternative options.



2023 event poster (pdf).
Da Voar Redd Up sponsor (pdf).

Keep Your Eyes Peeled For Poster
Everything you need to know (pdf)

Dog Poo

We often receive complaints from Redd Up groups regarding increasing occurrences of bagged and unbagged dog poo in their areas. Please do not collect this as it can contain hazardous bacteria and parasites, which can cause a wide range of health issues. Instead, please report instances of dog fouling to Environmental Health at Shetland Islands Council on 01595 745250.

#dunnachuckbruck and #dvru2024

Please share your Redd Up photos on instagram and facebook using #dunnachuckbruck and #dvru2024, or email any Redd Up photos you'd be willing for us to share to rory.tallack@shetlandamenity.org with your group name, location and any other details or interesting finds! 

Thank you!

We wish to extend a massive thank you to Shetland Islands Council for providing rubbish collection. We would also like to thank Shetland Charitable Trust, Enquest Sullom Voe, and Tesco Bags of Help for funding the event and to for Marine Conservation Society for their continued support.


The 2019 Redd Up

Da Voar Redd Up Thanks










Fair Isle Primary pupils excited to help with the Redd up Fair Isle Primary pupils excited to help with the Redd upZoom Westside Youth Club Westside Youth ClubZoom