LARGE scale open air parties held by young people were the cause of most anti-social behaviour calls to the police last year.

A Police Scotland report to the local scrutiny board shows more than 1,300 calls about disorder were recorded last year, a fall of 28 per cent, with many of them about rowdy teens causing havoc.

Concerns have been raised about alcohol consumption and young people putting themselves at risk at the illegal outdoor gatherings.

Police chiefs have put an action plan in place with council youth workers and wardens to try and offer alternatives.

Most other disorder calls related to breaches of Covid-19 regulations.