Two primary schools damaged by vandals

Parkside Primary School, Jedburgh
Parkside Primary School, Jedburgh

Police Scotland are investigating damage caused by vandals at two primary schools in the region.

The two incidents at both Parkside Primary in Jedburgh and Earlston Primary happened last week and police in the Borders have been appealing for witnesses and investigating the two incidents.

It is believed that vandals caused a small roof fire at Parkside Primary, which was reported to emergency services at around 2:10am on Sunday, when a member of the public saw flames coming from the building. But damage was contained to the exterior.

A Scottish Borders Council spokesperson said: “Despite the fire in the early hours of Sunday morning, Parkside Primary School was able to open as usual on Monday morning.

“The council is supporting Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service with their inquiries and would urge anyone with information on the incident to contact the police.”

In a sepeate incident, graffiti was sprayed on a section of the perimiter wall at Earlston Primary School last Wednesday night. It is believed that the incident occurred sometime between 10pm on Wednesday 27th and 8:30am on Thursday 28th October.

Police are, again, appealing for any information from the public and are conducting enquiries in an effort to trace those responsible.

A spokesperson for Scottish Boorders Council added: “We will support Police Scotland in their enquiries and would appeal to anyone with any information on this incident to contact the police.”