A Stirling dog walker this week pointed to fly tipping which has been taking place at the entrance to Murrayshall Quarry near Cambusbarron.

Willie Todd of St Ninians, who regularly walks his dog in the Polmaise Road area, told the Observer that the rubbish has been there for at least four weeks.

It appears to comprise of discarded building materials, bound batches of magazines and metal containers.

Torbrex residents got in touch with the Observer recently to point out there had been an increase in fly-tipping in the Polmaise Road area during lockdown.

One of the residents had been picking up litter during daily walks in the Cambusbarron, Gillies Hill and North Third reservoir area.

Mr Todd said of the latest fly- tipping incident: “The area by the quarry entrance has used for fly-tipping for years.

“However, I first spotted the latest material dumped there around four weeks ago. It’s still there.

“I’m concerned that it could include hazardous material.

“I regularly walk my dog around there.

“I’m horrified that people think they can just dump things in the countryside like that.”

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Since the fly-tipping has occurred on private land Stirling Council are not responsible for its removal.

A council spokesperson however said this week: “Incidents of fly-tipping such as this are hugely disappointing and damaging to the environment.

“There is no excuse for this criminal behaviour. If a person is caught fly-tipping, they can be fined up to £40,000 and could face up to six months in prison.

“Residents can report incidents of fly-tipping via the council website.”

To report fly-tipping to to: https://stirling.gov.uk/bins-waste-recycling/fly-tipping/