Police have issued a warning to young people attending beach parties on the Black Isle after reports of noise, disturbance and vandalism at Rosemarkie beach last week.
They say they will be patrolling the area regularly and will ‘deal appropriately’ with anyone found behaving anti-socially.
Officers were called to deal with anti-social behaviour by a large crowd of youths, believed to be local school children, at the weekend.
A bonfire had been set, with plastic safety barriers from a nearby path thrown onto it.
Bottles had been smashed against Tubbick Rock, leaving local volunteers to clean up the mess.
Residents say they removed 200 bags of broken bottles, cans and debris in six weeks during the beach party season last year.
Inspector Kevin Macleod said: “We are aware of concerns in the community about anti-social behaviour at Rosemarkie Beach and will be carrying out regular patrols of the area.
“Anti-social behaviour is disruptive for the public going about their business, while it also ties up police officers who may be otherwise engaged in helping people in need.
” I would again urge parents and guardians to make sure that they know where their children are, who they are associating with and what they are doing.
“Most young people do not come to the attention of Police Scotland and are very responsible citizens but unfortunately there is a small minority who are drawn into anti-social behaviour, in many cases through peer pressure, and we all have a part to play in making sure this does not happen.
“Anyone found to be behaving antisocially will be dealt with appropriately.”