Scottish Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser is delighted to secure a Members’ Business debate at Holyrood to discuss the best ways to tackle ‘dirty camping.’
The Mid and Scotland and Fife politician decided to lodge a motion on the issue following a spike in incidents of ‘dirty camping’ in his constituency and across Scotland in general.
Those involved in ‘dirty camping’ set up camp near lochs, beaches and forests and carry out irresponsible actions such as cutting down trees, lighting fires and leaving abandoned tents, litter and waste.
Commenting, Mr Fraser said: “I am delighted to secure enough signatures from MSPs cross-Party to enable a Members’ Business debate to take place at the Scottish Parliament on ways to tackle ‘dirty camping.’
“This means that politicians from across Scotland will be able to discuss ways to try to tackle ‘dirty camping,’ which is important as it has become a national issue.”
Mr Fraser continued: “I know that Perth and Kinross Council has established a multi-agency approach to tackle ‘dirty camping,’ which involves Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and communities, and that this initiative runs a communication campaign to promote good behaviour. It will be interesting to hear Members’ views to hear if they would wish to embrace this measure in their own constituency or suggest other ways to tackle ‘dirty camping.’”
MSPs will discuss the matter at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday, September 9.