December 8, 2008.
An “irreplaceable” sealskin jacket was stolen after thieves broke into the University of Aberdeen’s Marischal College Museum, where it was on display. The rare 19th-century parka had been worn by an Inuit kayaker and came to the museum in 1920 as a gift. Made from several pieces of hide, the jacket is sewn together with sinew, and has grey-brown fur on the outside. Neil Curtis, the senior curator, said: “Although it has a low monetary value, this is an irreplaceable item.” The theft took place between 4.30pm on November 27 and 5.30am on November 30.