Tolsta residents have been venting their fury about rubbish, damage and graffiti spoiling favourite walks around Garry Beach in North Tolsta.

Posts on the North Tolsta Community Noticeboard Facebook page yesterday (Saturday February 23rd), shared images of ditches full of fly-tipping and bonfire scars defacing the turf, as well as of graffiti on the Bridge to Nowhere.

Two large bonfires, including remnants of pieces of furniture, and sackfuls of beer cans, magazines and other household waste have been left to be blown about by the weekend’s gusty winds.

One local resident said: “It’s more hassle to do this than to put in a bin, skip or recycling,” while another commented: “Between that and the idiotic writing on the bridge, what the hell is wrong with people?”

Locals have volunteered to make more frequent trips up to the area in the hope of catching people in the act of dumping their rubbish, while a representative of Clean Coast Outer Hebrides offered to come up and help with a beach-clean.

The pictures show rubbish lining the ditches and a bonfire site near the road end. (Donald Macaskill).