An appeal has been launched after a wheelie bin fire caused “irreversible damage” at the site of historic ruins in North Ayrshire.
Police Scotland have appealed for information after a stolen wheelie bin was set alight at the Kilwinning Abbey ruins.
The bin was said to have been stolen from a nearby business overnight on March 23, before being set on fire at the site.
Kilwinning Abbey was founded some time between 1162 and 1187 by Tironensian monks.
Ayrshire Police released a statement which read: “Information sought regarding a wheelie bin set alight against the historic Kilwinning Abbey ruins – causing irreversible damage.
“Bin was stolen from a nearby business overnight on 23/03/22 – 24/03/22 and lit against the site.
“Any information please contact 101. #KilwinningAbbey.”