ONE of Scotland’s best-loved national parks is fighting a “tidal wave” of litter, it has been revealed.

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs volunteers collected 81 bin bags of rubbish left behind by visitors in the past two days alone.

In a despairing social media post, the park also said camping gear had been discarded and had to be cleared up.

“Our staff and volunteers are out fighting the tidal wave of litter that has been left in the National Park,” the post read.

“In the past two days alone we collected 81 bin bags and assorted camping litter. This is in addition our normal weekly collections. Bin your litter or #TakeItHome”

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Last month, Government agencies, campaigners and environmental experts came together to issue a joint plea for people to act responsibly.

That came after people were charged for damaging national parks and “culpable and reckless conduct” across Scotland.

Between Friday, July 3 and Sunday, July 6, more than 20 people were charged with breaches of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Camping Management Bylaws.

Broken glass, bin bags of rubbish and sleeping bags were left littered across the park.

In some areas, irreparable fire damage was caused to trees and the ground.