Tayside and Central Scotland

Police warning for campers who cut down tree for firewood

Campers who cut down a live tree to use as firewood have been given a police warning.

The men were discovered during a patrol of the south side of Loch Venachar on Tuesday.

Trossachs National Park police officer Paul Barr said cutting down trees to burn was an act of vandalism.

He said: "On this occasion the men involved were dealt with by way of a recorded warning.

"The vast majority of people who visit the area do so responsibly, but damaging trees, leaving litter or even abandoning tents in the park detracts from the natural beauty which attracts tourists in their thousands.

"We work with partners at the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to encourage and promote responsible camping across the park area."