An anti-litter campaigner has hit out after rubbish was left scattered over a popular beach.
Items including cans, bags and takeaway food containers were dumped near the Castle Rocks in Broughty Ferry over the weekend as the area had an influx of visitors due to the sunny weather.
Beth McDonouth, a writer who has lived in the area for 25 years, was concerned to find the mess when visiting the beach on Saturday.
She helped clear some of the litter away but wants something done to tackle what she says is a recurring issue.
She said: “People were complaining about broken glass on the rocks.
“If you have a nice day at the beach, the rubbish that’s left behind can be horrific when you go back down in the evening or first thing in the morning.”
Beth said residents had a “lovely beach” on their doorstep but that litter was spoiling its appeal to both human and marine life.
She said: “I would like the chance to have some sort of conversation about how we can solve the issue with littering, which is bad for all beach users.”
Beth also spoke of her concerns about jet skiers coming too close to the beach.
“There are clearly marked zones where they should be and they are not abiding by them,” she said.
“There are defined areas for motor craft and speed restrictions in harbours.
“Responsible water users abide by them but a minority do not.” Broughty Ferry councillor Craig Duncan said he had been in touch with the head of environment to discuss littering and claimed he was given an assurance that more attention would be given to the area.
He said: “The Ferry is getting really busy and I would stress that the huge majority of people who use the beach don’t litter it.
“However, there are obviously some who cannot be bothered to clear their stuff away.”
On the issue of jet skiers, Mr Duncan said: “There do seem to be more this year,” adding that signage informing jet skiers about restrictions in the area was not prominent enough.
Councillor Kevin Cordell, convener for the council’s neighbourhood services department – which has responsibility for areas including waste collection and the environment – said: “I am very disappointed to hear of people not tidying up after themselves.
“The beach and its environs are a tremendous asset for us all and we should all feel a responsibility for maintaining it.
“I want people coming to the Ferry to enjoy all it has to offer but I would certainly hope folk would be considerate of others and responsible users of the beach.”