A local councillor has hit out over abuse he received in the wake of a decision to change recycling provision in Angus.
Ben Lawrie was targeted after voting with Angus Council’s administration to approve the changes.
Liberal Democrat Mr Lawrie said he was forced to temporarily close down his Facebook page due to the volume of abuse he was receiving.
Recycling centres in Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose will continue to accept general and recyclable rubbish following the vote.
However, Brechin, Carnoustie, Kirriemuir and Monifieth will only take recyclable waste from February 2019.
Mr Lawrie said: “I welcome discussion, debate and questioning on my page and don’t mind being held to account but people need to remember there’s another person at the other end of what they’re typing and no one deserves to be harassed or bullied.”