Inverness councillors call for control on irresponsible camping

Members of The Highland Council’s City of Inverness Committee have called for rapid discussions to be held in preparation for the 2021 summer tourism season to enable Inverness and the wider Highland region to be ready to welcome campers and campervans.

As part of discussions on the recovery of Inverness city and area from COVID-19 impacts Councillors raised some of the problems that have occurred around unauthorised camping this summer and discussed the possibility of the local authority creating byelaws to address the issue.

Leader of The Highland Council, Cllr Margaret Davidson said: “We need to talk about waste collections, camping and campervan waste and the availability of public toilets, and perhaps most needed of all - Community Wardens who can both welcome and also enforce by laws when and where necessary.

“We need to do this at pace with our colleagues in other parts of Highland while this summer’s experiences are fresh in our minds.  As local Councillor for the Aird and Loch Ness Ward,  we have had a  difficult time with litter and waste during the last  few weeks.  As a Council we need to work with the Scottish Government to plan and deliver improvements that will make improvements to the vitally important Highland tourism economy.”

27 Aug 2020