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Blue Door vandalised in Hallowe’en hijinks

Volunteers at The Blue Door charity shop in Kirkwall were shocked to find themselves the victim of overnight vandalism.

Volunteers at the Blue Door in Kirkwall were upset to find themselves the victim of a Hallowe’en prank, as they arrived to open up the shop this morning (Wednesday).

A much-loved establishment by locals, the charity shop is recognisable by its striking blue front door. Staff and customers were shocked to discover that, overnight, the door has been spray painted red by Hallowe’en vandals.

“It’s really very disappointing to see,” said Eileen Spence, a volunteer at the charity shop.

“We’ve had eggs and flour in the previous years, and that’s fine, because that’s what Hallowe’en is about — but not spray painting — that’s a bit much! It’s criminal damage and we’re going to have to pay to have the door repainted.”

With hopes of catching the culprits via footage from a nearby CCTV camera, volunteers have been in contact with Kirkwall police regarding the vandalism.

The team at the Blue Door have been grateful for the help they’ve received from folk such Andy Irvine, from Kirkwall Autospray, who has helped them remove most of the red paint.


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