Relief as planked timber is recovered after theft
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.’