A COMMUNITY leader today spoke of his disappointment after a historic mansion dating back to the 17th Century was targeted by vandals.
Vandals smashed windows, broke a banister inside and spray painted graffiti at the Grade A-listed Culter House in Milltimber – causing around £100,000 of damage.
Peter Roberts, planning officer for Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber Community Council, said the news was “very disappointing”.
He said: “It’s a shame someone has done this – it’s very disappointing. I hope people in neighbouring properties or anyone who can help police find who did this comes forward.”
It is thought the vandalism occurred at the home, which is on Culter House Road, at around 7pm on Sunday, August 16.
And police are urging anyone who can help to come forward.
Pc Lee Buckley said: “Extensive inquiries have been carried out, but we are appealing for anyone who may have information to contact us.
“Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland or Crimestoppers if you wish to remain anonymous.”
Most recently the mansion was used as a nursing home, but it has previously been a home and a school for girls.
The oldest part of Culter House dates back to between 1640 amd 1670, with another three-storey section added in 1730.
It was built in the 1600s and was damaged in a fire in 1910.
However, the home was restored before being sold to North-east architect Marshall McKenzie, who designed Aberdeen Art Gallery, Crathie Church and Marr Lodge.