An angler who regularly visits the Angus coast has condemned litter louts and warned their actions will deter visitors to the town.
Darren Owen, from Dundee, was outraged when he witnessed a group of up to 50 revellers throwing plastic bottles off the cliffs at Arbroath on to the beach, leaving a trail of discarded rubbish.
The 48-year-old has fished at the seaside town since he was a boy but has noticed an increased level of litter dumped on the shore in recent years.
He said: “It’s absolutely disgusting – this is the worst it has ever been.
“There are thousands of plastic packets, condoms and plastic bottles on the beach.
“If there is a high tide it will come in, grab it and it will all be washed into the sea.”
Darren and his friends saw the large group heading to the beach area from the cliff path at the end of Victoria Park.
He added: “They left all their stuff. It’s plastic pollution and a lot of us were really shocked.”