These are the 14 areas in Scotland where crime increased the most this year

While Scotland's bigger cities might have a reputation for crime, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen weren't among the areas with the highest spikes in crime between this year and last.

In 2018, the overall level of recorded crime in Scotland saw an increase for the first time in 11 years.

Statistics from Police Scotland for 2017/18 to 2018/19 have now revealed which local authority areas saw the biggest spike in recorded crime during this period - with the islands showing some of the most dramatic increases.

The following 14 local authorities are the areas where overall recorded crime increased the most between 2017/18 to 2018/19. Photographs are for illustrative purposes only.