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Fly tipping of rubbish beside Loch Ness beauty spot enrages public

By Neil MacPhail

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The offending pile of rubbish beside Loch Ness.
The offending pile of rubbish beside Loch Ness.

THERE has been a furious reaction after this photograph of rubbish dumped in a lay-by overlooking Loch Ness was posted on social media.

It was taken by retired police officer Sandy Gray on Christmas Eve as he drove from his home in Portree to Elgin.

And the offensive pile was still there on Tuesday this week, in full view of everyone passing on the busy A82 trunk road from Inverness to Fort William.

The lay-by was just south of Urquhart Castle visitor attraction at an area known as Ruskich Wood.

Mr Gray was so angry he put the photo on Facebook and it prompted a 50-strong list of comments slamming the thoughtless culprit, or culprits.

He said: "This was household waste and crows and other scavengers had burst bags making the mess worse.

"What moron, and I am being polite, would fly tip their rubbish in such an iconic location. There are some sad people about."

He confirmed that there was a large refuse bin only a few yards away in the lay-by.

With Highland Council workers only returning after Christmas holidays, it is hoped that the unsightly blight on the landscape is removed as soon as possible.

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