Loch Leven bird watching site destroyed in 'deliberate' fire – BBC News

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A preferred chicken watching spot at Loch Leven has been destroyed in what’s believed to be a deliberate fireplace.

The Mill cover was inbuilt 2011 and had received awards for its structure and design.

The NatureScot website on the sting of Kinross was gutted by the blaze on Thursday night.

Reserve supervisor Neil Mitchell mentioned they’re “decided” to interchange the cover as as doable

“Once I went out to the location this morning I used to be shocked and saddened to see what has occurred to the cover,” he mentioned.

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“It has been fully destroyed and what’s worse is we consider the fireplace was began intentionally.

“It was a ravishing constructing that has received a number of awards, and lots of guests could have snapped views from it.”

Mr Mitchell mentioned the location had been fenced off for public security and it was “gutting to see it destroyed”.

Ch Insp Graham Binnie, of Police Scotland, mentioned: “Beginning fires intentionally is reckless, harmful and dangers lives. On this case, the chicken cover has been fully, and unnecessarily, destroyed.

“We’re investigating this as a deliberate act and would ask anybody who noticed any suspicious behaviour within the space on Thursday night, or has data to determine these accountable, to report this to us as quickly as doable.”

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