Tayside and Central Scotland

Thieves steal Robert the Bruce busts from Doune Castle

Image caption Thieves took the busts of Robert the Bruce from a yard at Doune Castle in Stirlingshire

Thieves in Stirlingshire have made off with two busts of one of Scotland most famous kings.

The busts, one made of sandstone and the other of wood, were taken from a yard at Doune Castle sometime between 13 and 20 August.

Staff only discovered the loss this week. The busts, which are about 1ft tall, are valued at over £1,000 each.

Central Scotland Police called for anyone with any information on the theft to come forward.

A spokeswoman said: "Both statues are very distinctive and worth a four figure sum each.

"The sandstone bust is a new carving copied from the older wooden bust, which is unique."

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