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Operation to remove 300 tyres dumped on shores of Loch Ness under way

By Val Sweeney

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Hundreds of tyres were dumped on the shores of Loch Ness.
Hundreds of tyres were dumped on the shores of Loch Ness.

The task has begun to remove hundreds of used tyres dumped on the shores of Loch Ness.

Fly-tippers disposed of the tyres below a popular layby near Drumnadrochit two weeks ago, prompting public shock and anger.

Initially, it was estimated at least 100 had been left but it is understood the figure is closer to 300.

At the time they were dumped at the bottom of a steep escarpment, the Ness District Salmon Fishery Board (DSFB) spoke of its shock and disbelief.

Despite the logistical difficulties, many have been removed while the rest will soon be taken away in a collaborative effort involving public bodies and other organisations.

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