A vandal caused £1000 worth of damage after breaking in to a bowling club.
An alarm went off at Cowie Bowling Club on Sunday, an hour after it closed for the evening at 7.30pm.
A yob pulled the fire door from its hinges then broke security bars around the bar area. No items were taken in the raid but the club has now been left with a hefty repair bill.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to call 101.
The Wallace Monument is to close for at least six weeks in the year it celebrates its 150th anniversary.
Stirling District Tourism, who manage and operate the monument , say it will be shut from February 18 until April while part of a £500,000 refurbishment scheme is carried out.
The programme of work will include exterior refurbishment to stonework, restoration of the bronze statue of William Wallace which sits above the monument’s entrance and redevelopment of the three interior exhibition galleries.
A spokesman for SDT said the monument would remain opening until February 18 when work on the interior was scheduled to start. The date for the monument’s reopening in April is to follow.
A spokesman said the timing of the work was determined by the availability of funding .
“It is being carried out as soon as it could possibly be done ,” she added.
The monument, which attracts more than 140,000 visitors a year, was designed by Glasgow architect John Thomas Rochead and constructed between 1861 and 1869 at a cost of £18,000.
A programme of events to highlight the milestone anniversary was unveiled this week. The anniversary date will be marked on September 11 with an evening spectacle entitled ‘Wallace 150.’ It will be followed by ‘Wallace Wha Hae!’, a community festival in the grounds of Wallace High School on September 14.
In the build-up to those dates , a programme of commemorative events will be held including a spring and autumn lecture series
Happy birthday mark anniversary Wallace High pupils (left) Gavin McWhinnie, Molly Anderson and Sylvester Anker ready to