New art­work van­dalised

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

Peo­ple’s Project leader Mark Jar­dine and Dum­fries town cen­tre am­bas­sador Lor­raine Wil­son are “an­gry and dis­ap­pointed” that a van­dal ripped a mu­ral off a wall in a close next to the old Bak­ers Oven.

The mu­ral of Cap­tain Hook was dis­cov­ered ly­ing twisted on the ground on Mon­day morn­ing.

Lo­cal artist Jo McSkim­ming had been com­mis­sioned by the Peo­ple’s Project to cre­ate the Peter Pan story in mu­rals.

Mr Jar­dine said: “They cost a sub­stan­tial amount of money but were van­dalised be­fore I had the chance to write the fi­nal cheque to pay for them.

“I do some­times won­der, what is the point of try­ing to make Dum­fries clean and tidy, and the closes in­ter­est­ing to look at for lo­cals and vis­i­tors alike if mind­less id­iots sim­ply trash ev­ery­thing? Frus­trat­ing it is to those who hold Dum­fries close to their heart and try to do their best.”

An­noyed Mark Jar­dine and Lor­raine Wil­son in the close where the mu­ral was pulled from the wall

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