A scheme aimed at catching Fifers who continue to flout environmental laws has paid dividends.
Project Twilight, which was launched on Kirkcaldy Promenade, has seen Safer Communities Officers patrolling areas during sunrise and sunset to catch irresponsible dog owners not cleaning up after their pet.
However, the drive has also uncovered littering and fly tipping, prompting a renewed warning from authorities that offenders will be punished.
A number of on-the-spot £80 fines have been handed out, with one dog owner brazenly allowing their pet to foul on the promenade in full view of officers.
The littering and fly tipping has happened just metres from designated recycling points.
A spokesperson for the project saidd: “Whilst patrolling the area, we came across littering and fly tipping, both which are irresponsible and are a health hazard.
“If a recycling point is full please do not leave them beside the bin, take them to another point.
“Letting your dog foul or dropping litter will not be tolerated and can land you with a £80 fine.”
Reflective signs have been placed along Kirkcaldy prom warning dog owners and visitors about the consequences of irresponsibility.
The initiative is the latest attempt to deter people from littering and allowing their dogs to foul, with a number of campaigns and tactics being employed in recent years.
Staff armed with thermal imaging cameras in a bid to catch pet owners in the act was one of the techniques which previously made headlines.