COPS are taking action following a rise in anti-social behaviour at a golf course in Johnstone. 

Local officers say they have "noted an increase in incidents" at Cochrane Castle Golf Course over the past few weekends.

A large number of youths are gathering and causing damage to property. 

An action plan that aims to tackle anti-social behaviour has now been launched.

Officers say that they are actively investigating these crimes in an effort to identify those responsible, reviewing relevant CCTV images from around the area.

Sergeant Kevin McGee said: "We appreciate that it is a small minority of youths who engage in anti-social behaviour but anyone who does so will be dealt with robustly.

"I would like to remind parents and carers that they too can play a part in keeping our community safe, by asking their children where they are going and what they are doing, discouraging them from taking part in any anti-social behaviour.

"An action plan is in place with dedicated patrols in the area to offer reassurance to the public and identify anyone involved in anti-social behaviour."