TRAFFIC Scotland has issued a warning to motorists planning to visit Loch Lomond and The Trossachs today after people flocked to the beauty spot.

Car parks at Rowardennan, Balmaha, Arrochar and Ben Venue filled up as drivers headed to the area this morning.

The busy car parks left drivers using overspill spots, resulting in narrow roads and restricted sightlines in place.

Traffic Scotland urged people to take extra care, before asking motorists to avoid the A821 at the Trossachs due to the number of vehicles parked on the side of the road.

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A spokesperson for the national park said some of the car parks had been full since 9am.

People have been exploring Scotland more since the five-mile restriction was lifted last week.

The easing of restrictions led to issues at the park – more than 20 people were charged after campers trashed parts of it earlier this week.

Environmental groups have also expressed concern over the amount of littering in the area.

Parts of the national park were “swamped” by litter and even affected by human waste and people travelled there from further afield.

Forestry and Land Scotland has urged people to act more responsibly and take their litter home with them.