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Highland councillor Duncan Macpherson hits out at owners of abandoned and vandalised caravan near to Daviot, south of Inverness on the A9

By Louise Glen

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Vandalised caravan at Daviot Bridge over the River Nairn beside the A9.
Vandalised caravan at Daviot Bridge over the River Nairn beside the A9.

A Highland councillor has hit out at owners of an abandoned caravan next to the busy A9 near Daviot.

Cllr Duncan Macpherson, Inverness South ward, said he will be contacting

environmental health, SEPA and Zero Waste Scotland in a bid to have the caravan and other dumped items removed from the site.

The councillor has already had a number of abandoned vehicles removed from his ward.

Cllr Macpherson said: "I was very disappointed to see an abandoned and vandalised caravan at Daviot Bridge over the River Nairn beside the A9, around six miles south of Inverness.

"Fly tipping of building waste materials have been deposited beside it.

"It’s close to the junction of the A9 with the Daviot to Moy road, the B9154 road to Craggie Brae, Dalroy, Auchnahillin Holiday Park (formerly The Deerstalker), Meallmore Lodge and Moy.

"I will contact the Environmental Health Department of Highland Council along with registering this incident with Dumb Dumpers - Zero Waste Scotland and󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)."

"I think it is despicable that people would dump a caravan it shows blatant disregard for our beautiful countryside.
"Most items can be broken down and salvaged. I see that someone may have already taken the tow bar off the caravan.

"As so often happens with fly tipping other people follow suit. It is a blight on the landscape and it something that constituents regularly contact me about.

He added: "I know there have been a few cases of caravans being stolen across the Highlands throughout this year and I was wondering if this could maybe be one that was stolen and police are still keeping a lookout for?"

I would be grateful if anyone with information about the ownership of the caravan could contact me directly on duncan.macpherson.cllr@highland.gov.uk.

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