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The Coo in Falcon Square before it was taken away.
The Coo in Falcon Square before it was taken away.

Readers on the removal of a charity sculpture after it was vandalised – and help for preparing dogs for fireworks.

A brightly decorated Highland coo sculpture forming part of Highland Hospice’s fundraising Great Heilan’ Coo Trail has had to be removed from Inverness after it was vandalised:

“I can’t believe that there is no CCTV cameras around Inverness that can’t identify the vandals that do this and also are constantly smashing the glass façades of shops all round the city. What are the police doing about it???” – Eduardo Noga


“Having returned from a great weekend in Inverness I’m really saddened to hear this. The sculptures were great, saw them and folk taking photos, what a shame.” – Al Ross

“Are there not cameras to catch the people doing this?” – Callum Watson

“Sadly this is why investment in making places look more attractive and fixing parks etc, is like throwing good money after bad. The sunk-cost fallacy. Always some moron ruining it for others.” – Angela Gibbs

“Words fail me.” – Helen Mackie

“Typical Inverness.” – Jim Mitchell

“Where are the CCTV cameras? Surely it should have been recorded, and police need to follow through if caught instead of vandals getting a rap on wrist.” – Ann Macleod

Start preparing your pets now for the challenge of fireworks

Bonfire Night might seem a long way away, but now is actually the perfect time to be helping your dog to start to prepare for the bangs and flashes on November 5.

Blue Cross’s animal behaviour team has put together a step-by-step guide and video you can use to work with your dog over the next few months to help prepare them for fireworks season and also provides information on how to get more help if needed for your pet ahead of November. To find our advice on how you can help your dog visit www.bluecross.org.uk/advice/dog/how-to-prepare-your-dog-for-fireworks

Claire Stallard

Animal behaviourist

Blue Cross

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