Appeal after 500-year-old B-listed building hit by vandals

The Finavon Doocot, which is from the 16th century, was spray painted.

Appeal after 500-year-old B-listed building hit by vandals Police Scotland

A police investigation has been launched after the 16th century B-listed Finavon Doocot was targeted by vandals.

Graffiti was spray painted onto The Doocot, which is cared for by the National Trust, by an individual using the tag of ‘VBN’.

Police Scotland say that the vandalism was carried out sometime between 8am on Tuesday, July 27 and at 5pm on Wednesday, July 28.

The Doocot, which is based in Angus, is the largest structure of its kind in Scotland.

In a statement, Tayside Police Division made an appeal for information.

They said: If you have any information that could assist us, please call 101 or speak with any police officer.

“Also, information can be given anonymously through CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111. Our reference is incident 0988 of July 29.”

A spokesperson for the National Trust for Scotland said: “Unfortunately, the doocot was vandalised and defaced with graffiti over the last week: it is difficult to understand why anyone would do this to a B-listed monument. 

“We are using our charitable funds to assess how we can sensitively remove the graffiti and hope to accomplish this as quickly as possible.”