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One of Scotland's most admired war memorials has been defaced by vandals.
Green paint was sprayed onto the Maxwelltown and Troqueer memorial in Dumfries.
Many of the 200 men remembered on the monument have no known graves.
Andy Burn reports:
Paul Goodwin from the Scottish war memorials trust says he is astounded that anyone could damage such a significant monument:
The War Memorials Trust has criticised vandals who sprayed paint onto a memorial in Dumfries.
The Maxwelltown and Troqueer statue was defaced last week.
Many of the men listed have no known graves.
The memorial contains the names of 200 servicemen who lost their lives, including two Victoria Cross winners.
Paul Goodwin from Scottish War Memorials says younger people's ignorance of the events of last century is fuelling their lack of respect for the young men from their local community who died during the first world war.
Police in Dumfries are appealing for witnesses after vandals sprayed a war memorial with green paint.
The incident was discovered on Friday night (3rd May), at the memorial site on the New Abbey Road.
The Maxwelltown and Troqueer monument, which is topped with a figure of a soldier, commemorates more than 200 men from the area who died during the first world war.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland.