Police investigating ‘Yes’ sign attacks in Scottish Borders

The actions of those of who have vandalised ‘Yes’ signs across the Borders has been criticised by the chairman of Yes Scottish Borders.

At least six incidents have been reported in recent weeks, including the theft of three signs in Berwickshire and vandalism to signs near Jedburgh and in Walkerburn and Peebles.

Independence campaigners have alleged vandals attacked one sign with a hammer before throwing pieces of it on to the A72.

Yes Scottish Borders chairman Calum Kerr said: “It’s important that people are able to show their support without fear of criminal damage to, or theft from, their property.

“I call upon Better Together to condemn this activity, which we know is from a minority, but is becoming far too common an occurrence.”

He added: “If these people are so convinced of their case I don’t understand why they don’t put it to the people of the Borders instead of getting involved in this childish, and in some cases dangerous, behaviour.”

A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that it is investigating recent acts of vandalism.

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101.”