Police have launched an investigation into damaged caused to a Perthshire primary school.
Officers appealed for information after damage was done to Stanley Primary School on two separate occasions.
A small fire damaged an external door of the building between 5pm on October 30 and 8am on November 2.
Meanwhile, a drainpipe was pulled from a wall between 5pm on November 2 and 8am the following day.
Officers believe this was caused by a person trying to use it to climb onto the roof, with the pipe giving way as a result.
Damage has been caused to Stanley Primary School over the past few days – an external door damaged by a small fire between Fri 30th – Mon 2nd, and a drainpipe pulled from a wall overnight Mon 2nd – Tues 3rd. Any info, call 101, ref incident 0493 of 3rd Nov. pic.twitter.com/AwfPHauQHT
— Tayside Police (@TaysidePolice) November 5, 2020
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We are currently investigating two incidents where damage has been caused at Stanley Primary School.
“Both of these incidents are thought most likely to have been caused by youths who have been seen in the school grounds and on the roof previously.”
Meanwhile, Perth and Kinross Council has urged young people in the area to spend their time in ways that do not have a detrimental impact on their local communities.
A spokesperson for the local authority said: “We want to encourage children and young people to be active and spend time with their peers but not in ways that have a detrimental effect on their communities.
“We are aware of the damage caused to an external door and drainpipe on the school building as a result of recent vandalism.
“The school and the council are also aware of instances of youths being in the school grounds and climbing on the building’s roof which we would also strongly discourage for very clear safety reasons.
“Parents and carers are also being asked to ensure that there is no unsupervised access to the school outside school hours.”
They added: “We would ask that anyone who witnessed vandalism or antisocial behaviour at the school recently or has information about who may be responsible to contact Police Scotland.”
Police Scotland is appealing for anyone with information to contact them directly on 101 or to speak to any police officer.
Information can also be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Waste ground behind Strathord Terrace has been used for parking for a number of years.
But a trailer parked at the site which has been used for fly-tipping went up in flames last week, with nearby residents saying police and fire crews had attended.
A Perth and Kinross Council spokesperson said: “The Council has removed all fly-tipping as well as the rubbish from a parked trailer in Perth’s Strathord Terrace.
“Staff from the local authority’s Environment Service are working to identify the owner of the trailer and have it removed.”