Vandals break Kelso statue's fishing rod

A now iconic piece of art outside Kelso’s River Tweed Salmon Fishing Museum was damaged over the weekend by vandals.

By Kevin Janiak
Tuesday, 15th February 2022, 11:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th February 2022, 11:06 am
The seated statue outside the museum has had his rod broken four times, says Bill Quarry.
The seated statue outside the museum has had his rod broken four times, says Bill Quarry.

The fibreglass fishing rod held by the statue in the rowing boat was snapped by someone between 5pm on Friday, February 11 and 10am on Sunday, February 13.

The museum’s chairman Bill Quarry said: “This is about the fourth time the rod has been broken, but the police caught one of them and he was fined £600.”

“It’s so very disappointing, every Saturday night there’s trouble round there.”

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to call 101 quoting incident 1598 of February 14, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at http://ow.ly/urQm50HVe4