Loch Lomond staff tackle ‘tidal wave’ of litter left by visitors

In just two days, the team collected 81 bin bags of waste in addition to their normal weekly collections.

Loch Lomond staff tackle ‘tidal wave’ of litter left by visitors

Staff at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park have issued a warning to visitors after tackling a ‘tidal wave’ of rubbish.

Due to the easing of lockdown restrictions and a spell of warm weather many tourists are flocking to the popular beauty spot to enjoy the outdoors.

However staff and volunteers have been met with large amounts of waste as a result and are urging people to take their rubbish home rather than leave it behind.

In just two days, the team collected 81 bin bags and assorted camping litter in addition to their normal weekly collections.

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They posted images of their rubbish haul on social media and wrote: “Our staff and volunteers are out fighting the tidal wave of litter that has been left in the National Park.

“In the past two days alone we collected 81 bin bags and assorted camping litter. This is in addition our normal weekly collections.”

Earlier this week a trail of human waste and litter left locals and businesses on the North Coast 500 trail frustrated. 

Wild campers and those in campervans have been frequently spotted alongside the route, especially in north west Sutherland. 

The popular Smoo Cave attraction at Durness risks becoming known as ‘poo cave’, due to the amount of human and dog faeces littering the place on a daily basis.