CALLS have been made for a crackdown on anti-social behaviour at a Glasgow beauty spot after a spate of incidents including fly-tipping and illegal off-road biking.

Scottish Government agency Forestry and Land Scotland is urging anyone who has witnessed the behaviour at Todds Well and Bishop Loch in the Seven Lochs Wetland Park to contact the police.

The organisation says litter has been dumped, glass smashed on paths often used by dog walkers and bonfires have been allowed to get out of control, scarring the ground.

In one incident, it is claimed an off-road motorbike narrowly avoided smashing into a mental wellbeing group walking in the park.

Paige Klinkman, area visitor services manager for the government agency, said: “We are very concerned about the number of anti-social incidents taking place at Todds Well and Bishop Loch and we are working with Police Scotland to prevent them.

“An urban woodland can be a huge asset for a local community, and they are there to be enjoyed by walkers, cyclists and dog walkers alike. However, there needs to be a degree of care and respect shown by everyone who uses these woodlands.”

The Seven Lochs Wetland Park is managed in partnership between Glasgow City Council, North Lanarkshire Council, Forest Enterprise Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and The Conservation Volunteers Scotland.

A council spokesman said: “The kind of anti-social behaviour that is being reported in Todds Well and Bishop Loch is completely unacceptable.

“Communities around the Seven Lochs area should be able to enjoy this fantastic space without being confronted by fly-tipped rubbish or being disrupted by reckless bikers.”

Police Scotland confirmed there has been a “small number of complaints about unacceptable anti-social behaviour in and around the nature reserve”.