Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron and Argyll and Bute Councillor Alastair Redman have given their backing to a proposed Bill which looks to create tougher penalties for people who are caught fly-tipping.
The proposed Bill, which is being led by Donald’s Scottish Conservative colleague Murdo Fraser MSP, will aim to make offenders liable for the clear-up of fly-tipping, as opposed to innocent owners of land who are presently accountable.
It will also seek to toughen up fines to deter those who are thinking about taking the easy approach to discarding of large items.
Donald Cameron MSP said:
“Fly-tipping is a scourge which unfortunately blights our landscape and impacts many local communities.
“Current preventative measures are simply not working, and it is right that we take a tougher approach to dealing with fly-tipping to help local communities fight this scourge.
Cllr Alastair Redman (Mid Kintyre and the Islands ward) said:
“I regularly receive emails from constituents about this issue, and the problem only seems to be getting worse.
“If anyone has an item that they need to dispose of, I would actively encourage people to contact Argyll and Bute Council for a special uplift.”