Large stones stolen from wall at ruined 16th century castle

Police Scotland investigating after several large stones removed from Torwood Castle near Falkirk.

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Several large stones have been stolen from a wall at a ruined 16th century castle near Falkirk.

A two-metre section of wall that surrounds a monument at Torwood Castle was damaged between July 1 and July 18.

Police said several large stones were removed during the incident.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “We are appealing for information after stones were stolen from a wall at Torwood Castle, Glen Road. Sometime between July 1 and July 18, 2021, a two metre section of wall that surrounds a monument at the castle, was damaged and several large stones removed.

“The castle is owned by a chartable trust and is a Grade A listed building, dating back to around 1566; it is assumed that the wall was built around that time and is of historical value.

“If you have any information in relation to this theft, call 101 quoting incident number 1713 of 18th July 2021, or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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