A 70-year-old woman in Scone is scared to leave her house due to a spate of anti-social behaviour, including eggs being thrown at her house.
Norma McKenzie lives within the grounds of Robert Douglas Memorial Primary School in the Perthshire village and has had to call the police on numerous occasions in recent months due to youths drinking and vandalising her house and the school grounds.
In the most recent incident her home was egged at around 5am on Saturday by a group of boys described as between the ages of 15 and 18 and last year the pensioner had to replace her whole front window after a pellet gun put a hole in the double-glazing.
Norma’s daughter, Lynn Duffy, said her mother is now scared to leave her home and relies on friendly taxi drivers to take her to the front door whenever she does go on nights out with her family.
Speaking about the egg incident Lynn said: “It must have been about five in the morning.
“My brother lives with my mum and he heard a bang and ran outside and saw the window had been obliterated with eggs.
“My mum spent the whole next day trying to get it cleaned.
“There’s always something going on. It’s every other weekend now.
“At the school the bins all have to be collected early because they were going round setting fire to the bins.
“They’ve been up on the roof, they’ve smashed windows. Around six months ago they went up on the roof and pulled the hands off the clock.
“Late last year my mum’s living room window had a hole put through it with a BB gun.
“My mum hears it all and she is scared to go out now.
“Taxi drivers take her up to the door to make sure that there’s no carry on and to give us piece of mind.”
Police Scotland said they were aware of incidents at the school.
Local area commander Ian Scott said: “The local Community Policing Team is aware of an incident at the weekend involving youths and is ensuring that patrols in the area are maximised.
“Generally there are very few incidents of crime or anti-social behaviour in this particular area, therefore any behaviour which disturbs or concerns the local community is completely unacceptable.
“We will continue to work with young people, local residents, the local school and community wardens to help minimise both the amount and impact of such behaviour.”