Farmer accused of dumping ‘stinking’ silage bales in row with holidaymakers

A Scottish farmer has been accused of dumping “stinking” bales of silage in a car park in John O’Groats in an effort to stop holidaymakers using a public car park near his land.

Tourists to the area were left in shock after the seeping bales were left in the car park last week blocking vehicles in.

It has been reported that the farmer is furious that campers are using the land next to the car park to park up and pitch tents to camp on.

Three bales were left in the car park near Duncansby Head Lighthouse which is the most north-easterly point of the British mainland.

One of the bales is shown to have a large split in its wrapping which shows the seeping silage spilling out of the bale.

Image source: Carol Harper

Carol Harper from Stirling who took the pictures while on recent holiday in the area said:

The farmer at Duncansby Head car park is trying to put people off from parking; three stinking bales of seeping silage dotted down the middle of the car park.

“There were a few pulled faces and people were keeping well away from them; they were very ripe and seeping juices all down the car park.

“By the sound of it people have been camping around the car park; there were also a few posts up with tape on to stop people parking on the grass.

“It didn’t put people off. It was a beautiful day and very busy – the car park was full,” she concluded.