Quad bikers’ playground havoc

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Forest Enterprise Scotland staff are asking for help in tracing some four wheeled vandals who destroyed a children’s play area.

The call comes as staff assess how they can repair damage to the play area within Carrick Forest Drive.

Recreation Forester Archie McNellie, said;

“We were contacted by a member of the public last week who told us that some quad bikers were wreaking havoc in the play area. Of course, by the time we arrived on scene, the culprits had gone but they’ve left a horrendous mess.

“The ground was pretty wet after recent rainfall so the whole surface has been churned up into a mud bath. It’s devastating – and very, very disappointing.

“A lot of effort went into creating this play area and a lot of children are going to be upset when they arrive here and find they can’t play.

“We are appealing for help from the public and would ask anyone who might have some information about this incident to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact us at the local office on 0300 067 6800.”

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of the Forestry Commission and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  3. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.