Re­lief as planked tim­ber is re­cov­ered af­ter theft

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS - Colin Cameron edi­tor@ar­gyll­shiread­ver­tiser.co.uk

What be­gan as a rather de­press­ing tale of an op­por­tunist theft in Mid Argyll has turned into some­thing more hope­ful.

Mi­nard Com­mu­nity Trust has been over­see­ing a month­long re-roof­ing project at the pop­u­lar vil­lage hall.

But the trust posted on Face­book that 20 lengths of new sark­ing board, re­quired for the ren­o­va­tion, had been stolen some­time overnight on Thurs­day May 31. In the so­cial me­dia post the trust wrote: ‘Please get in touch if you’ve seen any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity at the hall whilst the roof­ing work has been un­der way.’

On Mon­day June 4, Mi­nard Com­mu­nity Trust chair­man Brian Barker called the Ad­ver­tiser of­fices to say the miss­ing boards had been re­cov­ered.

Mr Barker said: ‘We’ve had some good news. The po­lice tracked down the sark­ing boards based on bits and pieces of in­for­ma­tion folk came for­ward with. It might not seem like much was stolen, but it would have had a big im­pact on a com­mu­nity trust project.’

He added: ‘Thanks to ev­ery­one who helped us to get the ma­te­rial back, and to the po­lice.’

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