Kirrie shelter targetted yet again by vandals

20150901- James Wilkie Vandalism'Angus councillor Ronnie Proctor, Morag Duncan, Jill Inglis and Jenni Brown pictured by the James Wilkie Memorial Shelter which has been vandalized. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES ''No use without payment.
20150901- James Wilkie Vandalism'Angus councillor Ronnie Proctor, Morag Duncan, Jill Inglis and Jenni Brown pictured by the James Wilkie Memorial Shelter which has been vandalized. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES ''No use without payment.

Yet another instance of vandalism has been found in the vicinity of Kirriemuir’s famous Camera Obscura - this time to the Wilkie shelter.

Councillor Ronnie Proctor is furious that more slates have been ripped off the building.

He said: “We’re continually having to carry out repairs to Wilkie’s shelter because of people trying to tear off slates or covering the memorial plaque with graffiti, and it’s just not on.”

He added: “There’s a lot of history to this old shelter. It was a favourite place for courting couples visiting the Hill, and it;s all part of the stuff up there for visitors to enjoy, like the Camera Obscura and the Peter Pan playpark.”

There has also been vandalism at the toilets at the Barrie Pavilion, where the Camera Obscura is housed.

There, graffiti has been placed on the walls.

* In the picture beside the James Wilkie Memorial Shelter are, from left - Councillor Proctor, Morag Duncan, Jill Inglis and Jenni Brown.