TV LICENSING has caught more than 200 people in Moray watching their televisions illegally.
The figures were collated over the first six months of 2012 and compares to over 790 in Aberdeen, more than 1,970 in Edinburgh and over 6,120 in Glasgow watching without a licence.
They are among more than 30,900 people caught across Scotland.
The average evasion rate remains at a low of just over 5%, meaning that almost 95% of properties are correctly licensed.
Yvonne MacDermid, chief executive spokeswoman for Money Advice Scotland, said: "We work closely with our members, who deal with people experiencing financial difficulties to help them manage their outgoings and meet household bills and expenses.
"Money advisers will always priorities purchasing a TV licence within a personal budget."
She added: "We would urge anyone having trouble with payments to contact TV Licensing so they can provide additional advice, or Money Advice Scotland who can provide details of a local money adviser."
Fergus Reid, TV Licensing spokesman for Scotland, said the figures were positive.
"Unfortunately, a minority of people do not pay for their licence, which is unfair to the law-abiding majority who do pay," he added.
"If people decide to watch TV without being properly licensed, they risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.
"We do understand some people may find it difficult to pay their licence fee in one go, which is why we offer numerous ways to spread the cost, including a weekly cash payment plan, a savings card and monthly Direct Debit scheme, which can all be set up very quickly online or over the phone."
A colour TV Licence currently costs £145.50 and is required by anyone watching or recording TV programmes as they are shown on TV, whether they are using a TV set, computer, or any other equipment.
Anyone watching TV illegally risks prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.
Further information on how and where to pay the licence fee can be found on the TV Licensing website.