Plan to repair vandalised Bo'ness seating area is confirmed

A plan is in place to rebuild a Bo’ness seating area that was deliberately pulled apart.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 2:05 pm
Updated Monday, 21st June 2021, 4:07 pm

Drystone walling around a bench in Kinneil Estate was damaged over the weekend of June 12/13.

The incident, which resulted in around £800 worth of damage, caused outrage online after an image showing the extent of the vandalism was shared on Facebook.

The structure will be fixed in mid to late July, it has been confirmed.

A drystone walling seating area in Kinneil Estate, Bo'ness was deliberately damaged. Picture: Michael Gillen.

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Councillor Ann Ritchie, who represents the Bo’ness and Blackness ward, said: “The work will be carried out in the next three weeks to repair the seat.

“It will take this time as the company that will carry the work out has other work to do first.”

The firm taking on responsibility for fixing the bench is The Conservation Volunteers, who first built the seat.

TCV previously ran an apprenticeship scheme in Kinneil Estate in conjunction with Falkirk Community Trust.

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