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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.


29/05/2014Fly TippingBilbster Forest£200

03/06/2014LitterOrmlie Estate, Thurso£80

26/06/2014LitterRose Street Gardens Thurso£80

07/08/2014LitterRiver Street, Wick£80

14/08/2014Fly TippingOrmlie Estate£200


16/09/2014LitterBridge Street, Thurso£80

20/11/2014LitterHigh Street, Thurso£80

06/03/2015LitterCastletown Heritage Centre£80

27/03/2015LitterThurso Street, Wick£80

15/04/2015LitterFrancis Street, Wick£80

27/08/2015Fly TippingCastletown£200

24/12/2015Fly TippingHarbour Area, Thurso£200


Total £1600

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