Another One Bites the Dust

Feb 9, 2008
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Been out with my dog and this sign has gone up since last week. Its at a very popular, and quiet, overnighting spot a few miles from us. This summer there has been a lot of bags of rubbish left and I could detect at least one cassette dump. Its private land with public access and the owner was quite happy, until now that is. Why should he clear up someone else's mess, and there is a campsite less than two miles away.
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MikeD

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I don't blame him for closing access - it would be a shame for the responsible thousands of us that a very few insist that such behaviour is ok.

It's disgusting in my view - dumping a cassette like that :(
 
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I saw a sign above the sinks in a public toilet that said " Please do not empty the contents of toilet in the sinks " Eurgh!! Can't begin to think what sort of person would do that . When we are touring Scotland and have stopped for a coffee/ break we have collected bin bags dumped in the area and deposited in the right place . We also had a word with someone emptying his cassette into a Highland Burn but got dogs abuse for it . It's these sorts of people who spoil it for the rest of us . It won't be long before wild camping is banned everywhere .

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Another sign has been put up local to us. Some of you may have used Balyett lay-by, just outside of Stranraer at the head of Loch Ryan, the council have very recently erected a 'No Overnight Camping' sign at this lay-by. Just a bit further along the road, at the entrance to Ryan Bay campsite there is a parking are still with no sign.
 
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We should all start taking registration numbers and reporting transgressors, don’t speak to them just take their reg, time and date and quietly take a photo with your phone, then report to Police, local Authority and or landowner, until we start being proactive in helping to stamp it out we will suffer by more and more sites being closed.
 
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Been out with my dog and this sign has gone up since last week. Its at a very popular, and quiet, overnighting spot a few miles from us. This summer there has been a lot of bags of rubbish left and I could detect at least one cassette dump. Its private land with public access and the owner was quite happy, until now that is. Why should he clear up someone else's mess, and there is a campsite less than two miles away.
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It may act as a deterrent, but if anybody ignores it then being private land the owner could only take the offender to a Civil Court for Trespass.

At least until/unless trespass is made a criminal offence, as is being proposed.

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It may act as a deterrent, but if anybody ignores it then being private land the owner could only take the offender to a Civil Court for Trespass.

At least until/unless trespass is made a criminal offence, as is being proposed.
In this instance a silage trailer parked in the road after the van has gone down it is sufficient to remind the transgressor not to do it again.
 
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