Dirty camping is a big and growing problem but it’s not a new one. Areas such as Glen Etive and the Trossachs in the Highlands (amongst many others across the UK) have long had issues with people visiting to enjoy the scenery but who then chop down live trees, toilet irresponsibly and generally act badly before going home, leaving their rubbish, and frequently most of their equipment, behind them. The impact on the environment, both short and longer term is huge.