Village memorial damage set to cost truck owners £3000

Railing repairs to cost £3000

Repairs to a Moray war memorial that was left severely damaged by a lorry are set to cost around £3000.

The damage was caused last month when a Lithuanian driver failed to read signs warning that a turning in Garmouth was unsuitable for Heavy Goods Vehicles.

His mistake led to the lorry becoming wedged at the junction of High Street and Spey Street – and as a result railings around the memorial were crushed and kerbs damaged.

Villagers patched up the damage ahead of Remembrance Day tributes at the memorial this week and now hope that permanent repairs, the cost of which is expected to be met by the Lorry owners McLivana International, will be completed as soon as possible.

Secretary of the Kingston and Garmouth Amenities Association, David Mackay, said that the make-up job was completed in time for last Sunday’s service, pointing out that the memorial itself was not touched by the lorry.

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