Vandals strike Point landmark
A STANDING stone that captured the imagination of the Point community has been vandalised, the 'Gazette' learned this week.
The Clach Ghlas standing stone is a scheduled monument, meaning that it is registered with Historic Scotland. Over the past few years has undergone extensive care and maintenance from the local community – including the establishment of pathways and the building of a small bridge courtesy of a Comhairle nan Eilean Siar community grant.
But at the beginning of this month it was discovered that the stone had been the recipient of some graffiti.
Local archaeologist Carol Knott, told the 'Gazette': "It's been written on with indelible magic marker, which bleeds into the crystal of the stone and makes it slightly tricky to clean up, but the clean up will begin shortly.
A spokeswoman for Historic Scotland said: "We have been notified of the vandalism at Clachghlas and our monument warden has visited the site.
"We have published guidance on the best way to remove graffiti from stonework as the method depends on the type of stone and substance used on it and our conservators would be happy to give further advice if needed.
"Once the best method for removal has been identified we will formalise the consent needed with the owner."
Posted by moss
1st November 2008ce