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Flytipping free for all as only handful are prosecuted

By SPP Reporter

A total of 25 rubbish bags were dumped at The Trinkie in March. Photo: Will Clark
A total of 25 rubbish bags were dumped at The Trinkie in March. Photo: Will Clark

JUST one person has been fined for littering or flytipping in Caithness since the beginning of 2016.

Figures obtained by the John O’Groat Journal show that since 2014, Highland Council has issued 14 fines in Caithness totalling £1600.

Ten of those were for littering when £80 penalties were imposed while four flytippers were each was fined £200.

The last fine for littering was issued in Thurso on Friday, March 17 this year but it was the first issued since April 15, 2015.

There have been no fines for flytipping issued during 2016 or 2017 though Highland Council has confirmed three incidents are under investigation.

Date Offence Location Fine

29/05/2014 Fly Tipping Bilbster Forest £200

03/06/2014 Litter Ormlie Estate, Thurso £80

26/06/2014 Litter Rose Street Gardens Thurso £80

07/08/2014 Litter River Street, Wick £80

14/08/2014 Fly Tipping Ormlie Estate £200

16/09/2014 Litter Thurso £80

16/09/2014 Litter Bridge Street, Thurso £80

20/11/2014 Litter High Street, Thurso £80

06/03/2015 Litter Castletown Heritage Centre £80

27/03/2015 Litter Thurso Street, Wick £80

15/04/2015 Litter Francis Street, Wick £80

27/08/2015 Fly Tipping Castletown £200

24/12/2015 Fly Tipping Harbour Area, Thurso £200

17/03/2017 Litter Thurso £80

Total £1600

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