A Perth woman has spoken of her distress that a memorial to her late mother disappeared during the multi-million pound refurbishment of Perth Theatre.
Jane Ireland, who purchased a tile and dedicated it to mother Bet Ireland, was shocked to find it had been removed.
“I contacted Perth Theatre before it closed for redevelopment to ask what was to happen with the tiles which were located in the foyer area at the High Street entrance,” she said.
“I had dedicated one to my mum who was a regular theatre goer for over 30 years.
“I was told the tiles would be reinstated some place in the theatre when it reopened.”
Gwilym Gibbons, chief executive of Horsecross Arts, which looks after the theatre and Perth Concert Hall, explained: “Unfortunately not all of the tiles could be salvaged when they were taken off the walls before Perth Theatre’s restoration and redevelopment, with many of them cracking on removal.
“In order to treat all tile dedicators fairly, the decision was taken to recognise them, and past seat plaque holders whose plaques had to be removed when the theatre seats were refurbished, on a permanent installation in the transformed theatre.”