Residents in a north-east community have launched a new scheme aimed at reducing the issue of dog fouling.
An Aberdeen man has admitted making racist remarks towards a neighbour in a dispute over dog fouling.
An Angus councillor hoping to stamp out dog fouling has been told mobile CCTV cannot be brought into the fight because it would be an intrusion into the privacy of locals.
North-east pupils who are fed up with dog mess on their sports pitches have launched a campaign to encourage pet owners in the community to clean up after themselves.
A North-east councillor who campaigns against irresponsible dog walkers is under investigation - for failing to clean up after his own pet.
Aberdeen City Council could take inspiration from England in a bid to tackle dog fouling.
A local authority has issued just four fines in the last year to people for not clearing up after their dog - and hasn't received a single penny.
Almost £6,000 in fines is still to be paid for dog fouling since 2011.
A new trial is under way to try to make people more aware of dog mess - using bright pink spray.