More Highland Council staff to get litter fine powers
More staff at Highland Council are to be given the power to issue fine notices for littering and fly tipping.
Community wardens and possibly countryside rangers could join dedicated enforcement staff in being able to hand out the notices.
In a report, officials said there was anecdotal evidence that littering was getting worse in some areas.
The officials also noted that there were limited resources to tackle the problems in these areas.
Highland Council's transport, environmental and community services committee has approved extending the fining powers to more employees.