A North-east community will have two new dedicated street cleaners after complaints about dog mess led to a councillor taking to the street with neon paint.
Aberdeenshire Council will employ the two street cleansing operatives in different parts of Westhill to deal with litter and dog fouling in the town.
The move comes on the back of a campaign by Councillor Iris Walker who used a pink biodegradable neon spray to highlight dog fouling in the area after a number of complaints.
The trial was previously used by rangers at the Bennachie Centre to notify walkers of dog mess on the hill and was such a success Cllr Walker brought it to Westhill.
Aberdeenshire Council has no plans to implement the use of the pink spray in Westhill or the rest of Aberdeenshire, however, they have moved to have two people look after the town in a bid to keep the streets cleaner instead.
The Scottish Government is currently looking into whether the fines for dog fouling should double from £40 to £80.
Westhill and Elrick Community Council (WECC) is one of the groups in the North-east to conduct litter picks and school pupils have been helping raise awareness by creating posters to highlight the problem.