Town centre planter upturned by vandals
Vandals tipped over a planter on Commercial Street in Lerwick.
Living Lerwick chairman Steve Mathieson said it had cost over £100 to replace the compost and flowers.
The planter is approximately a cubic metre and sits near Harry’s Department store. Mr Mathieson estimated it would have taken two or three people to tip it over.
He thinks it was probably done as a drunken prank on Saturday 28th July or in the early hours of Sunday 29th. “It’s just a bit of mindless vandalism,” he said.
Mr Mathieson urged anyone with information to contact Living Lerwick (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call Lerwick police on 101.
Living Lerwick is the town’s business improvement district and is funded by a levy on shops and businesses. Mr Mathieson said it was a shame some of its money had to be used tidying up after the vandalism.