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Highland Council in new bid to tackle dog mess

Pet owners who refuse to clean up after their dogs are being targeted by Highland Council.

The local authority has launched a new poster campaign to encourage members of the public to notify it of persistent offenders.

People who do not clean up after their pets can be fined up to £60.

The problem has dogged the council for a number of years. In the past rewards were offered to those who properly cleaned up and disposed of poo.

Last year, the local authority adopted a scheme started in Falkirk which involves volunteers wearing green wrist bands to show they have pledged to clear up after their dogs.

The volunteers also carry spare bags for other walkers to use.

Highland Council said it received frequent and numerous complaints about dog fouling.

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