Projects to tackle flytipping have been backed with grants totalling £75,000 from Zero Waste Scotland.
The funding has been awarded from a Flytipping Small Grants Scheme, which is administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful. Under the same scheme last year, 127 tonnes of waste were removed from 21 problem sites across the country.
The schemes include clearing agricultural waste from sand dunes in Argyll, restoration of a Scout hut in Dalry as a community resource, and clearing a site for an outdoor classroom for Arbroath High School.
Carole Noble, head of operations at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “We hope that the grants awarded will help encourage communities and land owners blighted by flytipping across Scotland to continue to stand up to the crime.
“With 62,000 incidents of flytipping reported each year, removing it and preventing it happening in an area again is a huge challenge”.