Patrols stepped up after graffiti
Sir – I attended St Michael’s Church grounds last week to view for myself the wanton vandalism and the damage done to Burns’ mausoleum, the church itself and other gravestones. It is beyond belief that anyone could waste their time in such a manner.
This church is of great historical interest, not just locally, but across the world as the last resting place of Robert Burns; but even if it wasn’t the desecration of these graves relate to loved ones and to people’s families and behaviour like this cannot be tolerated.
I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to Scott McLellan, the local painter and decorator who assisted in the clean-up; it’s good to see that there are still decent people around who are willing to take the time and step in when something like this happens, although this shouldn’t be something that is needed.
Our community safety team have and will continue to increase patrols in and around the area to guard against something like this happening again, but I would also like to pass on my gratitude to Police Scotland for their investigations which have resulted in the quick arrest of an individual in relation to this crime.