A major clean-up operation has begun in Edinburgh as waste and cleansing services resume after nearly two weeks of strike action by workers.
The city’s waste workers walked out on August 18 in a dispute over pay, but returned to work on Tuesday (August 30) to tackle the mountains of rubbish that have accumulated in many streets.
Take a look through our photo gallery as the big clean-up operation gets under way.
9. Shovel it up
The council said that additional resources will be deployed to support the clean-up effort, particularly in the city centre and other areas most affected by the strike. Photo: Lisa Ferguson Photo: LISA FERGUSON
Edinburgh's waste workers were clearing mountains of rubbish in the city centre on Tuesday. Photo: Lisa Ferguson Photo: LISA FERGUSON
11. What a state
The Grassmarket is just one area of Edinburgh where mountains of rubbish piled up as a result of the bin strike. “Lisa Ferguson” Photo: LISA FERGUSON