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Shock at motorhome parked in north Highland graveyard

By Ali Morrison

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Social media users have condemned a motorhome user who parked up at a Sutherland cemetery.

An image of the stationary motorhome within feet of graves at Lairg cemetery was posted on Facebook by a local resident. Two people can be seen standing next to the vehicle.

A motorhome parked in a graveyard.
A motorhome parked in a graveyard.

Simon Skinner wrote on Facebook site the NC500 The Dirty Truth yesterday: “Just been sent this pic, it happened last week in Lairg cemetery. Are these clowns even half-baked in the head or what?

“They actually reversed inside the cemetery up to the water tap and closed the gates behind them.”

His post sparked a flood of responses with people clearly taken aback at the lack of respect shown.

Mel Livingstone wrote: “Wow, that’s just too far. Graveyards are sacred. They are for mourning our loved ones and their final resting place. I don’t think that what they are doing can be justified. I’m sure there are plenty of places to get water from.”

NC500 The dirty truth says it is an “open discussion group designed to expose and discuss the problems caused largely by overtourism and dirty camping in the north of Scotland where small communities are swamped by tourism and in many cases are unable to cope through lack of suitable infrastructure.”

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