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Vandals cause more than £1000 of damage to Fraserburgh’s lighthouse museum

The The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses at Kinnaird Head, Fraserburgh, has become another casualty of the attention of mindless vandals, and suffered in excess of £1,000 worth of damage to three of the windows that allowed visitors to look out across the sea while they were visiting the cafe. Other windows at the museum were also damaged.

The damage was done between 5 pm on Monday Evening, and 7 am on Tuesday morning, when it re-opened:

Grampian Police is appealing for information regarding the damage.

PC Richard Cooper, from the Fraserburgh local policing team, said: ”The museum attracts many people to Fraserburgh and is a great asset to the local community.

“Many people go there to use the cafe and look at the views across the sea and the local wildlife, but unfortunately due to this mindless act the windows are now boarded up.

“I would urge the community to get behind our investigation and contact us with any information which may assist us in tracing those responsible.”

Anyone with any information can contact police on 0845 600 5 700 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

via Vandals cause more than £1000 of damage to Fraserburgh’s lighthouse museum | Aberdeen & North | News | STV.

The pic below shows the area of the broken windows, where the museum building features a glass corner where the cafe is located, and visitors could look out to sea as they enjoyed a break in their visit.

It’s a shame we can’t resurrect some of the fine test for innocence we had in days of witchcraft, and vandals could elect for such things as “Trial by Water” )instead of trial by jury), where they could be loaded with chains and thrown into the sea off Kinnaird Head… if they float, they’re guilty, and can be eviscerated or perhaps subject to exsanguination – if they sink, well, they’re innocent. I suppose they could create some special events, and maybe tie them to the various buoys and markers kept around the museum grounds, and these could be thrown into the sea for a few hours, to test if they were still watertight… and still floated.

Vandalism in the city is one thing, where you have too many people bunched up together, and other social problems, but I’m always depressed whenever I read about, or find evidence of such activities in small and remote communities where people should be getting on together better, and such things should not arise. But in truth, you can find such things all the way to the remotest corners in the far north of Scotland, where you might think you could escape from the sort of scum that thinks such activities are “fun”.

The museum is actually a great place to visit, and I’ve gone up there on a quite a few occasions. There really is a wealth of detail to be dug out of the exhibits and displays, and the guided tours and talks are very well worth joining and taking the time to follow.

Well worth a detour if you are in the area, just make sure you allow enough time to browse and see all the have.

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January 30, 2013 - Posted by | Appeal, Maritime, Transport | , , , ,

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