AS the weather gets warmer police have issued a warning to people planning to travel to Loch Lomond.

The area is incredibly popular with families and young people at this time of year.

Police Scotland is reminding those visiting the National Park to do so safely and responsibly.

Officers said they will not tolerate anti-social and criminal behaviour.

Motorists are also being urged to park responsibly and not to block access, especially for emergency services.

Inspector Morven Sutherland said: “The National Park is a lovely place to spend time.

“We work closely with the park, local authority, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and transport providers to ensure everyone visiting enjoys themselves and is safe.

“However, previous years have seen people consuming alcohol which can lead to anti-social behaviour, which spoils it for others.

"The vast majority do not cause any trouble, but there is a small minority who do. Byelaws prevent the consumption of alcohol in public places.

“I would ask parents to assist us by taking an interest in where their children are, what they are doing, and who they are with.

“Anyone involved in criminality will be robustly dealt with. I would ask motorists to park responsibly and ensure a clear route is always available, and you are not blocking access, especially for emergency service vehicles.

“Please take your litter home and leave no trace of your visit. If you have concerns, please speak to any police officer or report this to us via 101. In an emergency, always dial 999.”

The Reporter previously reported that police are leading a crackdown of anti-social behaviour in and around Loch Lomond as part of a new safety campaign that launched last week. 

The initiative will tackle littering, drinking alcohol in public places and reckless behaviour while also focusing on water safety following four tragic deaths last summer.