will be deployed to stem anti-social behaviour in a Scottish city, it has been reported.
According to the Press and Journal, a project to enchance the condition of public facilities in Inverness got underway this week.
A joint venture between Inverness Business Improvement District (Bid) and Highland Council, the developments will see some of the city's key streets benefit from a significant revamp.
This includes the addition of metal gates
to alleyways listed as "sensitive" by the council.
Streets and gutters will be deep cleaned, shop fronts improved and rubbish bins removed.
"We are delighted to have got this pilot project under way," Mike Smith, the manager of the bid, told the newspaper.
"Local businesses, Inverness Bid and Highland Council are all stakeholders in the city centre and, by investing in this project, we are working together to improve the amenities in what is a conservation area."
Earlier this month Falkirk benefitted from a £2 million facelift, which saw metal railings
at the town's church restored.