‘Brats’ burn down Penicuik sheds

Penicuik Estate. Jane Kelly at kitchen garden where three sheds have been burnt to the ground
Penicuik Estate. Jane Kelly at kitchen garden where three sheds have been burnt to the ground

Vandals, who torched three wooden sheds at a Penicuik community project, have been described as “spoilt brats” by one of the volunteers.

Over a six day period, the sheds at the kitchen garden within Penicuik Estate were razed to the ground.

Police are now appealling for information to catch the culprits.

Between Thursday, July 4, and Monday, July 8, the sheds – a toilet, a shed containing assorted gardening equipment, and a photographic hide – were set alight on different nights.

Penicuik Community Development Trust secured a 30-year lease last year to restore the five-acre kitchen garden.

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