A MAN from Airdrie was issued with a fixed penalty by police after allegedly going kayaking in Loch Lomond during lockdown.

Officers received a report of a person kayaking at Aldochlay, near Luss, on Thursday, January 7.

Police say a parked vehicle at the location was found to be registered to an address in the North Lanarkshire town, and that the vehicle’s owner returned ashore at around 5.30pm.

The kayaker was identified as a 25-year-old man and police issued him with a fixed penalty, while he was also charged with breaching Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Police say there have been “high levels of compliance overall” with Covid rules in the area, but that they will “utilise enforcement powers when required” in the event of significant breaches being discovered.