Broughty beach is dog free zone

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ADDITIONAL signs are to be located at Broughty beach to reinforce the message that between May and September the designated bathing beach is a dog free zone.

Local councillor Derek Scott took up the issue after being contacted by visitors to the beach.

He said: “Concern has been raised during the bathing season about the number of dogs spotted on the beach and the associated fouling that occurs. The issue was also discussed at the last meeting of Broughty Ferry community Council.

“I approached Dundee City Council’s environment department about it and I have now been advised that additional signage will be put in place over the next few weeks.

“One of the problems highlighted was that those who start their walk along the beach from the Monifieth end won’t necessarily be aware that they have reached the animal exclusion zone. To address this a sign is to be fixed to the groyne at its easterly limit.”

Another new sign is be installed near to the castle and self-adhesive signs will be attached to the dog waste bins along the north edge of the beach.