End these acts of stu­pid­ity

The Arran Banner - - News -

One of the many things to love about Ar­ran is the fact that there so lit­tle an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour.

It makes it re­ally dis­ap­point­ing then that the is­land’s new­est tourist at­trac­tion, which is prov­ing ex­tremely pop­u­lar, has been hit by a string of van­dal at­tacks since it opened at the start of the month.

But these are not vis­i­tors caus­ing the prob­lems; these are lo­cal young­sters get­ting their kicks by dam­ag­ing other peo­ple’s prop­erty. And, make no mis­take, the cas­tle bosses al­ready know who some of them are from the CCTV cam­eras. Now the po­lice are in­volved.

It may not be wan­ton de­struc­tion but in­stead pure stu­pid­ity which is hav­ing a se­ri­ous im­pact on the play­ground and has to stop be­fore some­one gets hurt.

The cas­tle is re­ally try­ing to make the play­ground work to bring much-needed rev­enue into the cof­fers and, so far, it seems to be suc­cess­ful. But if sec­tions have to con­stantly shut down for re­pairs, it could have a se­ri­ous im­pact on the over­all at­trac­tion.

That is why we have to hope that the CCTV cam­eras do their job both at the play­ground and in deal­ing with the wider is­sue of boy rac­ers on the cas­tle drive, and put an end to the prob­lems.

If not, the law may be the only al­ter­na­tive.

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