Letter: Distressed by disrespectful treatment of grave

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I am writing about the appalling and disrespectful actions of someone on Mother’s Day, knocking down a wall in Kilkerran Cemetery in Campbeltown.

When visiting my late father’s grave, I was very distressed to find a collapsed wall with rubble all over the grave and another person’s plaque from the wall on the ground.

I contacted Argyll and Bute Council with my concerns and they advised me that no one had reported the wall being knocked down to any staff working at the cemetery.

I was not notified of the damage to my father’s grave by a member of staff from the cemetery or Argyll and Bute Council, which is unacceptable as they have records for the family members of the graves.

Who did this to the wall and my father’s grave?

Do they not have a conscience to own up and report it?

How would they feel if it was their loved one’s grave?

Jackie Rich,

Albyn Avenue,