An Aberdeen community council has installed new bag holders as part of a bid to crack down on dog fouling.
It is one of the first projects undertaken by members of the newly formed Danestone Community Council.
The five bag holders, on Fairview Street and elsewhere in the area, have been attached to lampposts and reuse plastic bottles as a way to keep the bags protected.
A message on the label of each bottle encourages the public to clean up after their dogs.
The holders mean that there is no excuse for not picking up their dog’s mess, even if someone has forgotten to take a bag with them.
Bags are free to use and can be taken at any time while out and about.
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Derek Davidson, secretary of Danestone Community Council, said: “This was our first achievement.
“There’s been some complaints about it in the area.
“The people in the community live and work here, so we wanted to do something about it.”
Derek added: “It’s all there in black and white. We just want to keep the area tidy.”
The bag holders are currently installed around the community centre and primary school, an area where many people walk their dogs.
It is hoped that with the community council being newly established, more people in the area will come out in support of the group, allowing them to engage with people living in the area.
The members have high hopes for the future and plan to run a survey asking what people would like to see.
They are also looking at doing some projects along the River Don.
Derek added: “If the bags are successful then we’ll look at putting them in in other areas as well.
“We’re delighted things are going well. We’re always looking for ways to engage with people in the community.”
To give feedback on the bags, and to be kept up to date with the work the community council is doing, those who live in the area are encouraged to follow its Facebook page at bit.ly/2UZzXdE