Skara Brae vandal

Orkney vandal leaves vital clue

It was hardly the perfect crime, but when a tourist scrawled his name on a 5,000-year-old ruin on an isolated Scottish island he presumably thought he would evade detection.

However, police are confident they will apprehend the vandal today – as he boards the ferry he has booked back to the mainland.

The unwelcome visitor to the ancient stone houses of Skara Brae, on Orkney, wrote “Brian Finlay slept here 13-8-2007” on a bedpost inside one of the homes.

Underneath was drawn a picture of a smiley face.

Police have matched the name to the owner of a Hyundai car who is currently visiting the island and is due to travel back today.

 Why bother to go visiting a place like Skara Brae if he’s unable to appreciate it? There must be other more appropriate destinations for the culturally-challenged.

Skara Brae

This week’s Booking Through Thursday question:

One book at a time? Or more than one? If more, are they different types/genres? Or similar? (We’re talking recreational reading, here—books for work or school don’t really count since they’re not optional.)Easily answered by a glance at The Attic sidebar ….and that’s just the recreational reading.


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