Dunnottar Castle entry forced with mechanical saw

Police investigating after jogger spots damage to main entrance door at popular Stonehaven tourist attraction

Dunnottar Castle entry forced with mechanical saw
Dunnottar Castle damaged.

The main door of Dunnottar Castle in Aberdeenshire has been damaged after someone tried to gain entry using a mechanical saw.

Police are investigating the incident, which took place between 4pm last Wednesday and 9am on Monday.

The person managed to gain entry to the castle through the main door, manufactured in the 1920s, and then attempted to enter a further locked building within the castle.

Police were alerted by a jogger who reported damage to the door while passing the castle this morning.

Constable Graeme Robertson, of the Stonehaven community policing team, said: “Currently we are trying to narrow the timeframe as to when this took place.

“I would appeal to all joggers, metal detectors and other members of the public to report anything they may have seen, no matter how seemingly insignificant.

“This is damage to a property of historic importance, not only to the residents of Stonehaven, that it overlooks, but to Scotland.”

Police would urge anyone with information to call 101 and quote incident 0853 of 15/6/20 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.