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Broch museum’s windows targeted in paintball attack

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Fraserburgh’s Museum of Scottish Lighthouses was last week targeted in a paintball attack, it has been revealed, windows at the attraction hit by the vandals.

The attack, which is the second time in two years that the windows at the attraction have been targeted, left several paint stains on the windows at the museum’s top-floor cafe and restaurant.

The previous attack caused more than £1000 in damage to the museum’s windows.

Branding it ‘disappointing’, Gary Campbell, the business manager at the museum spoke to us about this recent attack. He said: “We’re at the start of the busiest time of the year where we attract thousands of visitors into the town who spend their money not only at the lighthouse museum, but in neighbouring hostelries, neighbouring pubs, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, and a variety of other establishments.

“So it’s hugely disappointing that local vandals seem to be consistently targeting the museum when we do as much as we can for the town,” he added.

Last year, a window at an outbuilding near Kinnaird Head lighthouse, which makes up part of the tour available at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, had also been smashed in a separate incident.

Anyone with information on the vandalism is encouraged to contact Police Scotland on the non-emergency number 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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