Goodbye to graffiti

Councillor Ian Mollison raised concerns at the latest Portlethen and District Community Council meeting regarding graffiti in the area Newtonhill and Portlethen area.

The concern was raised following a similar design was sprayed onto more than one building in the area. A stable at Newtonhill was attacked with the colourful “peack” graffiti, as was the old Esso petrol station just off the A90 at Portlethen.

He said the same logo has been spotted elsewhere in and around Aberdeen city and shire.

Now, funding has been secured by Aberdeenshire Council to offer a free graffiti removal service throughout Aberdeenshire.

Levels of vandalism and graffiti are decreasing across the area and the local authority have said they are committed to making sure that downward trend continues.

Last year the free service was used to clear away 70 incidents of graffiti across Aberdeenshire, including 16 in Peterhead, 13 in Stonehaven and nine in Westhill.

Anyone who has been affected by graffiti can report it to Aberdeenshire Council’s wasteline on 0845 600 3 900 or providing details of the location of the graffiti.