A wave of rural crime in the East Kilbride has amounted to over £10,000 worth of farm machinery stolen in the space of two weeks.
Among the items stolen was an Argo car worth £4,000 and a £1,000 chainsaw stolen from Chapleton, as well as a £4,000 quad bike and £2,000 worth of machinery from other farms in the area.
Police believe the thefts are linked and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Chief Inspector Gillian Scott said: "Tackling rural crime is a priority in our Lanarkshire Division and local officers are carrying out enquiries into these thefts.
"It’s important for our rural community to ensure that their farms, properties and outbuildings are secure."
Scotland's local Safer Communities Officers are hosting a Rural Crime Awareness Day in partnership with the NFU and Scottish Fire and Rescue.
The event will be held at East Merkland Farm in Strathaven between 10.30am and 1.30pm on Tuesday, August 9.
This event is an opportunity for local farmers to receive invaluable crime prevention advice and speak to local officers about their rural crime concerns.
Speakers at the event will provide information on property marking, livestock theft and farm security.