Highland Council has started a fresh legal bid to evict travellers illegally camped on its land in Inverness.
The group pitched up on a mini-golf course and nearby car park between Bught Park and the Ness Islands on Friday after twice facing court action at other sites in the city.
Last week, DIY firm B&Q won a court order to evict the camp from its disused store on Telford Road.
Inverness Sheriff Court heard the company became concerned that the depot would be damaged by the camp or from the dumping of litter and other goods.
The travellers then flitted to a council-owned football pitch in St Valery Avenue.
On Friday, sheriff officers were sent to the playing field to move the group after the local authority won its eviction notice.
The camp then shifted to the new pitch at the Bught.
A Highland Council spokeswoman said: “We are continuing to liaise with the people at the unauthorised encampment at the Bught, Inverness.
“Along with our partners Police Scotland we are implementing our policy on managing unauthorised camping and unauthorised camps on council-owned or controlled land.
“We can confirm that the council has initiated legal proceedings to evict the unauthorised encampment.”
Travellers at the site declined to comment on the council’s new eviction bid yesterday.
Earlier this week one man said he could not keep moving from place to place in the city as it was causing his heavily pregnant wife to become stressed.
In 2011 the council spent £15,000 installing 100 large boulders near the current camp to prevent illegal parking.
But the following year a group of travellers moved the barriers and pitched up at the site opposite the Highland Archive Centre.