It is an ex­tra griev­ance for those who come to pay their re­spects

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re­movals that have been per­formed have fallen by 17%, from 167 re­movals to 138.

A spokesman from Glas­gow City Coun­cil said: “These are very re­gret­table scenes and we are sorry if they have up­set any­one who vis­ited the ceme­tery.

“It is ap­palling that any­one ever thought it okay to fly-tip waste in a place of re­mem­brance.

“Those re­spon­si­ble for fly-tip­ping in­side a ceme­tery de­serve the public’s con­tempt.

“The fly-tipped waste ap­pears to be his­toric in na­ture but we will look at re­strict­ing ac­cess to guard against fu­ture in­ci­dents.

“Un­for­tu­nately, the lo­ca­tion of the fly-tip­ping is far down a steep em­bank­ment and presents a safety haz­ard to staff work­ing on foot.

“We are work­ing to see if these items can be re­moved safely and we will dou­ble check the site for any in­for­ma­tion that helps to iden­tify the cul­prits.”

A spokesper­son from SEPA told the Glas­gow Times: “Fly tip­ping is a very se­ri­ous is­sue across Scot­land. It is an is­sue that is get­ting worse here in Glas­gow and cre­ates an added bur­den on al­ready lim­ited coun­cil bud­gets. There is also the neg­a­tive im­pact to the en­vi­ron­ment – whether that’s in your street, lo­cal green spa­ces or even worse, lo­cal ceme­ter­ies.

“Of­ten it is not clear as to what has been fly-tipped and it could in­clude dan­ger­ous and haz­ardous ma­te­ri­als.

“These can be harm­ful to wildlife and eco-sys­tems, the peo­ple who use those spa­ces and places as well as the coun­cil staff who have to re­move the fly-tip­ping.”

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