Fly-tippers are going unpunished for spoiling the north-east’s scenic landscapes, new figures have revealed.
A company has been forced to apologise after bags of used car parts were dumped along a popular coastal path.
Environmental officials are investigating after dozens of car tyres were dumped just feet from one of Scotland’s National Parks.
Scores of empty bottles and cans, burnt-out tyres and even a dismembered caravan have been dumped at an Aberdeen beauty spot.
The owners of a Moray estate will be forced to pay hundreds of pounds to remove a collection of fridges and freezers dumped on the property.
Moray’s woodland areas have been blighted by fly-tipping in recent months, with tonnes of sometimes dangerous substances dumped.
Figures show only 35 people convicted of illegal fly-tipping in 15 years across the north of Scotland
Only 35 convictions have been made for illegal fly-tipping offences across the north and north-east in the last 15 years, according to the latest figures.
Fly tippers who dumped significant amounts of unsightly rubbish in the north-east countryside have been vilified by community leaders.
Highland Council has stepped up patrols in Caithness in a bid to tackle littering, fly-tipping and dog fouling.
Council bosses have pledged to crack down on fly tipping by improving the ways in which the public can report it to them and building up a map of hot spots.
Thousands of furious residents have backed a petition calling for Moray Council to scrap plans to save £100,000 by reducing bin collections.
Illegal fly tipping at a Fort William beauty spot has caused £50,000 worth of damage.
An Aberdeen minister has been left dismayed after a pile of old tyres was dumped outside his historic church by fly-tippers.
Businesses are being urged to join a new nationwide campaign to prevent fly-tipping and littering.
Fly-tipping and littering are problems that blight the countryside and communities around Scotland and sadly the north and north-east are not immune.
Mattress, bedside furniture and bags of rubbish… Just some of the items fly-tippers are dumping on scenic route
A filthy mattress, bedside furniture and bagfuls of rubbish are just some of the items dumped by “mindless” fly-tippers on a scenic north-east route.
Fly-tippers have caused outrage by dumping a pile of almost 200 tyres at a rural Moray spot.
Residents in a troubled Fraserburgh neighbourhood are hoping closer co-operation with council chiefs will help to resolve the problems which have been blighting their area for years.
Moray Council's community wardens have issued their first £200 fixed penalty for fly-tipping.