Vandals have struck at Findhorn Beach damaging machinery being used to make it more accessible.
Windows of diggers and trucks at the Dunes Road which leads to the east car park were smashed over the night of Sunday 27 June, and the Findhorn Village Conservation Company are appealing for any witnesses who might have information or dashcam footage.
A spokesperson for the Findhorn Village Conservation Company, said: “Dunes Road is currently closed to traffic for repair works. Aarons Groundworks arrived at the site on Monday morning to find the Heras fencing on the ground and significantly damaged. They then found their diggers and trucks with all their windows smashed in.
“The damage caused would have required significant effort and possibly created a disturbance through the night.
“A big thank you to Aaron’s Groundwork’s team who managed the situation, spoke to the Police, cleared up the glass and then got back to work on finishing the Dunes Road. The Dunes Road will be completed very shortly enabling much-needed access to the East Beach Car Park, which will help to reduce the volume of traffic parking in the village whilst providing our visitors with parking within easy access of the village and local businesses.”
If anyone has any information or has footage of the Dunes Road area from Sunday night, please contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting crime reference number CF0149050621.
The conservation company also reported that on Monday 28 June the height barrier at the West Beach Car Park had been damaged and not reported.
A large brown bin was set on fire by a hot disposable barbecue tray thrown inside. The fire service was called and extinguished the flames.