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PICTURES: Waste and debris left behind at Torvean Park in Highland capital by a group of travellers who set up a makeshift camp


By Ian Duncan

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Fly tipped rubbish. Picture: James Mackenzie
Fly tipped rubbish. Picture: James Mackenzie

A group of travellers who set up a makeshift camp in Torvean Park in the Highland capital at the beginning of last week has now moved on.

But these pictures show the state they left the site in after their short stay.

Dumped rubbish included a large gas container, children's scooter and waste bags.

A lifebelt had been thrown into the pond and the grass was scorched following a fire.

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Remains of a fire. Picture: James Mackenzie
Remains of a fire. Picture: James Mackenzie
Gas bottle. Picture: James Mackenzie
Gas bottle. Picture: James Mackenzie
The location of a fire. Picture: James Mackenzie
The location of a fire. Picture: James Mackenzie
Rope swing. Picture: James Mackenzie
Rope swing. Picture: James Mackenzie
Two abandoned toy scooters and other rubbish at the entrance to Torvean Park. Picture: James Mackenzie
Two abandoned toy scooters and other rubbish at the entrance to Torvean Park. Picture: James Mackenzie
Lifebelt was absent from its container. Picture: James Mackenzie
Lifebelt was absent from its container. Picture: James Mackenzie
Lifebelt out on the pond. Picture: James Mackenzie
Lifebelt out on the pond. Picture: James Mackenzie
Torvean Park without any Travellers' caravans. Picture: James Mackenzie
Torvean Park without any Travellers' caravans. Picture: James Mackenzie

The area hosts a popular Saturday morning parkrun event which attracts a significant number of runners from Ross-shire. It was cancelled at the weekend because of the encampment and a number of runners chose instead to join a popular Alness event instead.


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