Council workers were reportedly verbally and physically abused as they dealt with overcrowding at Loch Lomond and Trossachs beauty spots.
The Scottish Government’s ‘stay at home’ coronavirus restriction was lifted on Friday and replaced with guidance to ‘stay local’, which urges people to remain within their local authority area.
On Saturday, Stirling Council said staff were abused while working at the clearways at Ben A’an and Balmaha.
A Stirling Council spokesperson said: “While there may be frustration for some regarding parking at some of our beauty spots as lockdown restrictions are being eased, we will not tolerate abuse of staff.
“Our teams are there to keep communities safe and do an important job. Please be considerate of those who are working hard to keep the public safe and stay local.”
A spokesperson from Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park said the reports of abuse were “disappointing”.
They added: “Everyone wants to enjoy the outdoors but it’s important to do so responsibly, be respectful of others and to stay local.”
Police also provided support to Stirling Council on the B834 at Finnich Glen, home to the Devil’s Pulpit.
Tickets were slapped on vehicles parked on double yellow lines.
A force spokesperson said the parking was “causing a danger to the other road users”.
They added: “Parking on either side of a double yellow line is an offence. If you are local and visiting this area, please ensure that you park responsibly.”
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