Nazi graffiti discovered at Clickimin Loch

Nazi graffiti on an information board at Clickimin Loch was reported to Lerwick Community Council chairman Jim Anderson on Monday morning. 

At the council’s meeting on Monday evening Mr Anderson brought up the incident and showed a picture of the defaced board. 

The public information board had a large swastika painted over the top of it, so some information was unable to be seen.

Mr Anderson described it as “poor” and ways to clean up and restore the board were discussed and looked into. 

Community council member Damien Ristori asked if it was possible for a clear sheet to be put over the top of the information board so any future attempts at graffiti could be cleaned more efficiently without damaging the board. 

The chairman said it was “quite disappointing” and he hoped “it wouldn’t happen again” but acknowledged that a perspex screen could help.


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  • Jim Brown

    • February 8th, 2023 6:02

    The swastika, in various forms, pre-dates Nazism by 1000s of years and it’s naïve to suggest that all swastikas now have some Nazi connotation.

    Unless there are other symbols or words not shown in the photograph, or the reporter has some other knowledge of the matter, it’s impossible to say that the symbol shown has any Nazi connotation. In fact, it could be argued that the swastika as shown in the photo is not a Nazi one, since the Nazi swastika was usually rotated 45 degrees to the right compared to the one shown.


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