The costs of removing a large number of unsightly graffiti “tags” in Glenrothes could run into tens of thousands of pounds.
Fife Council’s cleaning team has been working to remove the spray paint on buildings, vehicles, bus shelters, signs and street utility boxes.
More than 60 tags in the area around North Street have been removed but other parts of Glenrothes are still to be cleaned properly.
Video of the graffiti is above this article
The costs of removal are running at more than £1,300 but officials say the final taxpayer tally will increase “substantially”.
Councillor Ross Vettraino, convenor of Fife Council’s environment and protective services, described the need to remove the graffti as “expensive and avoidable”.
“During the lockdown… while most people are doing what they can to help, their efforts have been blighted by irresponsible individuals, who choose to deface Glenrothes with mindless acts of graffiti.
“These people are no more than environmental vandals who don’t care about the environment or the people with whom they share it and their actions should not be tolerated under any circumstances.”