On 2nd September 2016 walking down Linlithgow High Street, I noticed a Council worker spraying the pavement. When I asked what he was spraying, he replied “Glyphosate – I am getting rid of the weeds.’ I asked if I could take a photograph and he happily obliged.
This bothered me. Not only was he unprotected, but it was a busy day. The High street was full of shoppers, people wheeling prams, dogs licking pavements, children returning from school. Near the health centre and playpark, other sprayers were dousing the grass, whilst people continued their business, enjoying a pleasant sunny day. No one had been informed that the spraying was taking place, nor what was being sprayed – until I asked.