FLY-TIPPING at one of North Ayrshire’s wellknown spots has been linked to Glasgow after an investigation.

North Ayrshire Council’s fly-tipping team said they carried out a ‘thorough investigation’ on extensive amounts of rubbish and waste dumped within the park, including within the car park.

One local resident who spoke to the Herald about it said it was becoming a regular ‘blot on the landscape of the park’.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “It really is a shame that people seem to want to spoil it for others.

“What if they decided just to close the gates, that would ruin it for generations to come. It is a beautiful site but someone is going to spoil it for the communities and people that use it.

“It looked like the rubbish was from a house or garage that has been revamped but if they have traced someone for it, that’s good.”

The council recently introduced a specific post for dealing with fly-tipping and they say it has been a massive success since it started.

A spokesperson for North Ayrshire Council said: “We were notified on Tuesday and following a thorough investigation have found evidence linking the offence to an address in Glasgow and enforcement procedures have started.

“We would like to thank members of the public for getting in touch.

“While our environmental enforcement team regularly patrol hot-spots and issue fixed-penalty notices, they also rely heavily on information coming from the public.

“We are aware of issues at this location and are working with colleagues at the Park to find a long-term and sustainable solution.

“Fly-tipping is a crime which we take very seriously and we are determined to reduce the impact this has on communities across North Ayrshire. Our environmental enforcement team – including our first flytipping officer - have issued in excess of 670 fixed penalty notices since their introduction.

“The team are visible and patrol ‘hotspot’ areas. People are now also reporting more environmental crimes because they know we will take decisive action.

“We would urge anyone with information, like they did in this to case, to please get in touch and we will investigate thoroughly.

"To report environmental crimes such as fly-tipping, littering and dog fouling, contact the team on 01294 310000."