Litterbugs discarded smashed booze bottles, soiled nappies and even the burned remains of beds at north-east beauty spots in the first weekend of lockdown restrictions easing.
Beaches, riversides and other popular destinations on sunny days were busy with visitors in the warm weather on Saturday and Sunday.
However not all acted responsibly, with a great deal of rubbish reported piled up outside bins or left where it could cause harm to the public or animals.
Stonehaven’s scenic harbour was left littered in empty food packets with bags full of wrappers and other material also being dumped.
Gwyne Evans visited Balmedie Beach at around 7.30am to walk her dog, and said she was “disgusted” at what she found.
She said: “I pulled into the car park and it was just absolutely everywhere.
“There was a huge rubbish bag stuffed full with vodka bottles and an old bed had been broken up and used as a fire, so there was just molten metal and broken glass everywhere.
“I even saw two nappies that had very clearly been used, which shows this isn’t just teenagers like most people would assume, this would have also been families with kids with them.
“It’s just disgusting, especially at a time like this.”