The Home Office has drawn up new guidelines on the use of anti-social behaviour powers following warnings they are used to target dog walkers, buskers, rough sleepers or groups gathering to chat in town centres.
Angus police are working with supermarkets in a bid to stamp out anti-social behaviour from abusive youths.
Fife councillors have unanimously voted to ban controversial anti-loitering "mosquito devices" in the region.
A number of people have been charged as the result of a weekend blitz on anti-social behaviour in Stonehaven
A Fife youth art project has designs on curbing woodland crime.
Two shops in Cardiff city centre are using breathalysers on customers who want to buy alcohol in a bid to clamp down on boozy anti-social behaviour.
Locals have demanded action to tackle a hard core of troublemakers who are making lives a misery in a Howe of Fife village.
Tackling anti-social behaviour and violent crime are among the top priorities for police in Fife.
The area around Forfar’s old leisure centre is becoming a magnet for youngsters gathering in groups up to 30-strong to drink and cause havoc.
Police in St Andrews have warned anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated during the annual Raisin Weekend later this month.