Racists messages calling on Polish people to “go home” have appeared in two locations in Dundee.
One of the sites, at West Pitkerro Industrial Estate, is commonly visited by Eastern European truck drivers.
The other is a fence near Dawson Park on Arbroath Road, one of the main eastern routes out of Dundee.
Laura Blake, 21, noticed the Arbroath Road message while travelling on a bus from the city centre on Tuesday.
She said it was “incredibly disappointing” to see.
“Multiculturalism is what makes a country great,” she said.
“Polish people are perfectly welcome in this country and so is everyone else of every race, religion and nationality.
“I’ve met plenty of people from different walks of life and 99% are incredibly nice, genuine people just trying to make a better life for themselves and their families.
“Whoever wrote it should be ashamed of themselves.”
It is not known exactly when the two messages first appeared but a police spokesperson confirmed neither have been reported to the force in the last week.
Similar messages in the past have resulted in convictions as hate crimes.
More than 6,700 hate crimes were recorded in Scotland in 2017/18 and 66 per cent involved people being targeted because of their race.
Police Scotland recently launched a crime campaign to raise awareness of the issue and ensure any hate crime is reported.
Broughty Ferry Councillor Craig Duncan added: “There’s graffiti and there’s graffiti.
“When it takes a really nasty turn and has a go at race, religion or anything else then it’s not acceptable. I have no tolerance for this.
“I was informed about the graffiti at West Pitkerro a couple of days ago and was saddened to hear. That particular stop is frequented by truck drivers so it’s possible it is directed at them.
“I wouldn’t want to suggest it’s to do with Brexit. Up and down the UK, there have been increased reports of so-called hate crimes but it’s very unhelpful.
“I would urge anyone who sees anything like this to report it to police. I’ve asked the council’s rapid response team to clean up the lamppost at West Pitkerro.”