Local News for Thursday 27th October 2016
Church custodians slam ‘unwelcome’ visitors
Custodians of Point’s Eaglais na h-Aoidhe (Eye Church) are fuming after local visitors showed disrespect to one of the island’s most ancient buildings. The church, at the Point end of the Braighe, brings visitors from all over the world and has been carefully restored with public money and volunteer time. A spokesman for the Trust which manages the church has posted a notice, after vandals tore pages from the visitor’s book, defaced it with comments and burned the pages inside the church walls. The notice says: “Most of the people who come here respect what this special place has to offer. However, we have some unwelcome local visitors who have torn pages from the book, burned them in the Church and written inappropriate comments in the book. They sign themselves Krusty Ladd, B Mean and JM (Jack).” Anyone who has any information about these activities is asked to contact Point Community Shop.