Historic Scotland suspects a gravestone at Beauly Priory in the Highlands was broken in a “mindless act” of vandalism.
Masonry experts from the organisation’s technical conservation group will assess the damage to the stone in the grounds of the ruined church.
The priory was built for Valliscaulian monks – an order of the Catholic church – at Beauly, near Inverness, in 1230.
Part of the building was later rebuilt in the 1530s.
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