Disgust at Loanhead memorial theft

Loanhead community council chairman Pat Kenny at the Memorial Park plinth, where metal artwork, which was opened by the Queen, has been stolen

Loanhead community council chairman Pat Kenny at the Memorial Park plinth, where metal artwork, which was opened by the Queen, has been stolen

0
Have your say

The Loanhead community has been left “disgusted” by the theft of a commemorative sundial from the Memorial Park.

It is feared that the incident is the latest in a long list of scrap metal thefts to have hit the town.

The historic monument, which was gifted to the community by Provost George Hunter to mark the visit by The Queen in 1961, was stolen from its plinth sometime between 7pm on Wednesday May 4 and 11.30am the next morning.

Loanhead and District Community Council chairman Pat Kenny said: “To think that someone is going to come along and steal a thing like that. I don’t know whether it’s for its scrap metal value or sheer vandalism. It is disgusting.”

Full story in this week’s Advertiser. On sale now.