The north-east is in the grip of climate change crisis and residents must do their bit to stave off its worst effects, Aberdeenshire Council has warned.
Banana skins, used tissues, plastic bottles and an empty peanut packet from 1987 – these are just some of the items discarded on the highest mountain in the British Isles.
Asbestos, abandoned television sets, sofas and even a discarded pair of wellington boots are just some of the items that have been left at fly-tipping hotspots in the north-east.
Scots mountaineer and television presenter Cameron McNeish has blasted “ignorant” hikers who are ruining Scotland’s hills.
A teacher from Stonehaven who launched a project to convince pet owners to pick up litter on their walks has received a special award in recognition of her work.
More than 100 bags of litter are being collected by Aberdeen bypass workers each month.
A new smartphone app has been launched to build a “health map” of Scotland’s coastlines to help protect marine species and reduce pollution.
An Aberdeen councillor has hit out at “disgusting” cigarette ends which are littering a scenic city community.
An anti-litter campaign launched in Stonehaven just nine months ago has amassed an army of supporters across the globe.
Litter bins are to be removed from the hugely popular Lews Castle Grounds in Stornoway - in a bid to encourage people to take their rubbish home with them.
The National Trust has said it plans to take serious action on anti-social behaviour in Glen Etive by bringing together partners and community to discuss the growing problem.
Litter pickers from three Highland communities have described their shock at the scale of littering in their areas.
A harbour work has claimed oil and diesel is being regularly dumped in the water at Fraserburgh - and urged skippers to show "respect".
Environmental campaigners are calling for oil companies and fishermen to do more to protect a beloved north-east beauty spot.
An Aberdeenshire primary school teacher is behind a growing and worldwide network of dog owners doing their bit to look after the environment.
A young eco-warrior has marked the first anniversary of his campaign - by doing a marathon litter-pick.
In 2014 I was in the Cairngorms and walking a track near Loch Etchachan, the highest loch of its size and one of the more remote ones in Scotland, when something white caught my eye in the otherwise brown landscape.
Thousands of litter louts in Aberdeen have been caught in the act - but just a handful of fines have been issued in neighbouring authorities.
A young girl from Inverness who created a truly rubbish dress out of marine litter said she hopes to inspire a sea change in public attitudes towards pollution.
An environmental group has raised concerns about a historic castle on the Buchan coast being turned into a “midden”.
A keen angler has urged others to do their bit to clean up the North Sea.
Only half of people caught dropping litter in Aberdeen in the past seven years have paid their fines
New figures have revealed that only half the number of people caught dropping litter on city streets have paid their fines over the past seven years.
Stirling Hill is one of the north-east’s most picturesque locations.
A new floating rubbish bin has been installed at a north-east harbour to help remove litter and prevent pollution.
Visitors to local beaches should be encouraged to pick up three pieces of litter, according to a number of Highland councillors.
Footballers are being urged to pick up their empty water bottles after their matches.
Careless litter louts have cost north-east taxpayers almost £20million over the last four years.
A group of north-east runners raised hundreds of pounds to support homeless people in the north-east during a speedy litter pick-up.
What a load of rubbish! Volunteers fill more than 2,500 bags of litter in year-long Aberdeen campaign
Community groups and volunteers in Aberdeen have gathered more than 2,500 bags of rubbish in nearly 160 litter picks over the course of the year.
Teams of volunteers will scour the UK's three highest peaks at the weekend collecting rubbish left behind by this summer's visitors.
A special taskforce, comprising several community groups, has been established to take out the trash in Moray.
Glencoe in Lochaber is one of Scotland's most beautiful glens and a magnet for tourists.