“Mindless” vandals left litter strewn across a Dundee park.
The contents of a number of bins were deliberately dumped on the grass at the city’s Camperdown Country Park.
Food wrappers, bottles and cardboard were littered across the ground on the same day that the sunshine attracted dozens of people to the city’s green space.
Dundee City Council sent out a team of operatives to clear up the mess after the vandalism was reported.
Craig Melville, convener of Dundee City Council’s environment committee, hit out at those responsible. He said: “This kind of mindless vandalism is a blight on one of the most attractive areas of our city, which in such good weather is likely to attract lots of people.
“A team from the environment department was sent out to clean up the litter.”
Strathmartine councillor Ian Borthwick branded the vandal’s actions as “deplorable”.
He said: “It is disgraceful how somebody can show such disrespect in such a beautiful park, which has been the pride of our city for many years.
“It has been a haven for thousands of families over the years and anyone that shows such disrespect is deplorable.
“I can only hope the vandals are apprehended and take heed of the disgust that citizens in Dundee will feel.”
Carole Noble, head of environmental services at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said people need to work together to prevent littering.
She said: “This is a mindless act of littering, at a time when the better weather will be encouraging many locals to get out and enjoy the park.
“I hope the authorities will seek out those responsible and take appropriate action.
“We need to take greater pride in our local environment, which is why we have launched our Clean Up Scotland campaign so we can all work together to stamp out those who leave litter behind them.”
Camperdown Country Park is the largest public park in Dundee. It covers over 400 acres and is home to 190 species of trees.
One of the most popular parks in Dundee among locals and visitors alike, Camperdown is open all year round.