Vandals target historic 12th century Fife church

© DC ThomsonSt Athernase Church, Leuchars
St Athernase Church, Leuchars

Police are appealing for witnesses after vandals struck at one of Scotland’s most historically significant churches.

A number of church windows as well as external lighting has been smashed at St Athernase Church in Leuchars, Fife.

Officers investigating the damage say the incident took place sometime between  July 3 and July 5 and have appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anyone acting suspiciously at the church at that time to get in touch.

Described by the General Trustees of the Church of Scotland as being “the single most important place of worship in Scotland,” The 12th century St Athernase church building has recently undergone a £600,000 restoration project.

The site is unique in that it is a Grade A-listed church with a Grade B-listed graveyard, and is deemed to be one of the finest remaining examples of Romanesque church architecture in Scotland.

Anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting reference 4931 of 6 July.