Police in Stonehaven are appealing for information after Dunnottar Castle was broken into.
A passing jogger alerted the police to damage done to the front gate, which is thought to have been broken by a mechanical saw.
The perpetrator breached the 1920’s main door to gain entry to the grounds before attempting to enter another locked building within the castle.
Police believe the incident took place between 4pm on Wednesday, June 10 and 9 am Monday, June 15 and is asking anyone in the area with information to come forward.
Constable Graeme Robertson, of the Stonehaven Community Policing Team, said: "Currently we are trying to narrow the time frame as to when this took place.
“I would appeal to all joggers, metal detectors and other members of the public to report anything they may have seen, no matter how seemingly insignificant.
“This is damage to a property of historic importance, not only to the residents of Stonehaven, that it overlooks, but to Scotland”.
Anyone who can help should call 101 quoting incident number 0853 of June 15 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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