Cash box theft at Lochawe-side kirk
THE theft of a wooden charity box containing an unknown quantity of cash from St Conan’s Kirk is another blow to the small charity desperately fighting to raise cash for the iconic Lochawe-side kirk.
In July, thieves stole £40,000 of lead from the roof of the cloister building in the 20th century chapel. Trustees of the kirk are trying to raise £1million to restore the building.
The trustees say that public contributions in terms of membership and donations are vital.
Now police want to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area on September 19.
Information about the theft should be passed to police constable Sean Conway at Oban police office or by phoning 101.