An initiative designed to encourage pet owners to clean up their dogs’ mess – by spray painting it bright pink – is to be expanded.
The scheme in Aberdeenshire, which saw dog fouling being tagged with a biodegradable neon spray by rangers on the footpaths around the Bennachie Centre, was introduced last summer.
The campaign was subsequently broadened into Westhill by town councillor Iris Walker to highlight where dog owners were not disposing of mess properly.
Now West Garioch councillors Sheena Lonchay, Patricia Oddie and Allison Grant are expanding the project to Insch.
Progressive Independent Mrs Lonchay, pictured, says dog mess is one of the most often raised issues in the village.
She hopes the scheme can be branched out across other communities in the area.
They will launch the project on Sunday at the Insch Dog Show at the Bennachie Leisure Centre.
Mrs Lonchay is campaigning for more dog owners to ensure that any mess is “bagged and binned”.