Wild weekend of anti-social campers

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Police had to evict Airbnb guests who overbooked a Highland hideaway at Glen Etive at the weekend.

More than 30 guests were reported to have shown up, with tents, and refused to leave the property booked for just seven people.

A police spokesperson said: ‘We received a report of a large group of people who were refusing to leave a property in Glen Etive. Officers attended, spoke to those involved and the group were dispersed.’

Taynuilt was another troubled hot-spot at the weekend with wildcampers in tents and vans along the beach, the roadside and the river, breaking branches to burn, leaving fire pits and litter including empty bottles and wipes floating in the water.

On Friday and Saturday night Ganavan car park was turned into an unofficial campsite again.

Nine vans and one tent were counted overnighting on Saturday with the back of the toilets, locked at night, left stinking of urine, reported a concerned Facebook post.

This tent was pitched outside the gates to Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds at the weekend. Photograph: Julie Ruddock

And campers also pitched a tent on a small piece of grass at the gates to Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds.