A spate of anti-social behaviour at Gladhouse Reservoir has resulted in Police Scotland and Scottish Water begging visitors to be more considerate.
Fires left burning unattended, trees being cut down and human waste left behind at the Midlothian beauty spot has had local authorities deeply frustrated with the behaviour of some visitors.
Gladhouse Reservoir, near Penicuik, is a popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty but Scottish Water, Police Scotland and local residents are concerned about the anti-social behaviour in recent weeks.
The worst behaviour in the area includes abandoned bonfires left alight dangerously close to woodland, trees hacked down for firewood, litter not collected and removed and cars parked inconsiderately on narrow roads.
There has also been directed verbal abuse at local residents.
Scott Fraser, Scottish Water’s regional manager for the area, said: “We are urging those people who have behaved in an anti-social way at Gladhouse Reservoir to think about their actions and the impact they are having on the environment and local residents and to stop this behaviour immediately.
“We want everyone in the area to be able to enjoy the amenities around the reservoir, as we do at reservoirs throughout Scotland, and to do so in a responsible way.“
Gladhouse Reservoir stores water for 150,000 people in the Midlothian area.
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