Shale People Project is vandalised – WestLothian Courier
THIEVES have stolen thousands of pounds worth of community artworks –
less than 36 hours after they were unveiled.
Six figures which were part of the Shale People Project were stolen
from around Uphall and Broxburn over the weekend and another two were
damaged, leaving only two of the installations unscathed.
And it’s estimated that it will cost at least £2000 to repair or
replace the pieces affected.
The artworks were officially unveiled on Thursday, but sometime in the
early hours of Saturday, four of the larger-than-lifesize figures were
stolen from the gable end of Aldo’s Fish Bar in central Uphall, one
figure was removed from Broxburn Swimming Pool, and three figures in
vennels just off Broxburn’s East Main Street were vandalised in an
attempt to remove them.
Shale People Project is vandalised – WestLothian Courier.