An increase in anti-social behaviour at a Tayside hamlet has sparked concern among local, predominantly elderly, residents.
Groups of up to 40 youths have been spotted gathering in Kingoodie on an almost nightly basis.
Locals have reported they make a significant amount of noise and leave their rubbish behind when they congregate at Kingoodie Quarry and Seal point.
Councillor Angus Forbes, who represents the Carse of Gowrie ward, said he has been inundated with calls from residents on the issue for nearly a month.
He said: “Almost every night for the last three weeks I have had up to four phone calls from worried residents who report in excess of 40 young people drinking and making a lot of noise, which is upsetting and worrying for local residents – especially those who are elderly.
“The groups are either in Kingoodie Quarry or Seal Point and occasionally split between the two.
“They often start a bonfire and then order pizzas which are delivered to them by the beach. The police have been very helpful in responding to this but they can’t be everywhere all the time.”
In efforts to tackle the issue, Perth and Kinross Council wardens have agreed to show a “visible presence” in the area.
Mr Forbes added he is “grateful” for the move.
MSP for the Mid Scotland and Fife region, Murdo Fraser echoed Mr Forbes’ concerns, adding he was “alarmed” to have heard of the groups’ behaviour.
Mr Fraser said: “I was alarmed to be told by constituents and Councillor Forbes about the large groups of youths travelling to Kingoodie and can understand the concerns over their anti-social behaviour.
“To have groups of up to 40 youths congregate almost every night, making lots of noise and then leaving all their rubbish is not on.
“I have written to the Divisional Police Commander to raise this problem as it is a matter of real concern for local residents in Kingoodie.”
Meanwhile, police were called to the River Tay in Perth after reports of three teenagers in a dinghy near North Muirton.
Officers called the boys in from the Gilsay Place footpath shortly after 8.30pm on Tuesday and advised against what they were doing.
Nobody was injured or arrested.