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Anger amid rise in 'dirty camping' in rural Scotland

Discussion in 'Out and About' started by Alan De Enfield, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Woody girl

    Woody girl Full Member

    Mar 31, 2018
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  2. soloman

    soloman Full Member

    Aug 12, 2007
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    I’ve a foot in a few camps here,I own a motorhome and once had to stop someone from dumping the contents of a toilet cartridge in the woods next to loch Maree.Where we live we are constantly getting rubbish being fly tipped,about a year ago my wife caught a couple of guys dumping tyres she got pics and video of them and they were fined.
    The tyres were not removed because the council said it was on private land and they can’t touch them,wonder where the money went.
    I don’t think education is the key as we all know what is right and wrong people just don’t care,society has just changed in that people are not held accountable for their actions.
    I thought about an advert for keep Scotland tidy that envolved a few clansmen being pursued by redcoats and having to hide in a rubbish strewn spot,that might just appeal to a particular demographic.
  3. demographic

    demographic Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

    Apr 15, 2005
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    They do that in the UK as well, I think one of the companies that make em is called Klargester?
    Big tank, something that stirs it up every once in a while.
    Not sure if the tank is insulated but it would make sense if it was.

    Some types have a reed bed to filter the runoff but developers get angsty about things taking up space they could sell as a house.

    There's a lot more to it but drainage isn't really my field.
  4. Paul_B

    Paul_B Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

    Jul 14, 2008
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    Off topic but bad behaviour related. Took dog for a walk to meet partner and son from beavers a few days ago when the dog did its business at the edge of a little clearing besides the canal towpath. I went to pick it up having watched the dog do it. Seriously could not find it. Eyes fixed on the location she was at but no sight of it. Had to leave it in the thin, curled up autumn leaves.

    My point is why do I fret about things like that when others can leave poo bags tied to tree branches guilt free? It's life all over. Those who care about things do, those who don't get away with impunity.

    PS the only good thing was she went well off a path and to one side of the clearing. No bag used so it will simply degrade away naturally without causing problems. Still i obsess enough to mention it online.
  5. Deekin

    Deekin Full Member

    Feb 10, 2019
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    where I live, there is a quite progressive local council, and developers don't have an option on such matters. Unfortunately, it does reflect on the price of houses.
    demographic likes this.

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