Birds of prey and paint used in the fightback
Seagull problems are not the sole preserve of Fife.
Communities across Courier Country have experienced significant issues with the birds in recent years, with many now fighting back in a bid to reclaim their streets from winged assailants.
In Dundee, bin lids have now been painted red in a bid to deter seagulls from scavenging for food.
It follows research that suggests gulls are frightened of the colour, with the Dundee Law Heritage Lottery Project installing the innovative nozzle covers on waste bins in public places.
A similar scheme was adopted in Arbroath in 2012, where patches of red were painted throughout the town in gull “hotspots”, in a bid to prevent the birds from congregating.
Meanwhile, Perth Grammar School was forced to introduce its own hawk last year in a bid to scare off gulls that were dive bombing pupils in pursuit of their lunch.