Pictures on the BBC do not make the place look swamped.I was in the Highlands at the weekend on a cycle tour - staying in hotels, I should add, because that's the way I roll.
There really are issues with campers stopping at the side of the road, setting up a tent, starting a fire and leaving a pile of gash. The road along the South side of Loch Tummel was an absolute nightmare for this, and I can understand why the locals are getting a bit hot under the collar.
It's not my understanding of wild camping. I don't think anyone really has a problem with proper wild camping, where folks head into the boondocks and camp, leaving no trace behind. Pulling your car off to the side of the road and building a fire that wouldn't look out of place in East Belfast on the 12th isn't that.