Nairn’s provost has condemned vandals who struck at a school in the town, setting fire to various items.
Police have appealed for information about the damage at Millbank Primary.
The incident happened between 8.35pm on Monday and 6.30am on Tuesday .
The vandals gained entry to the playground and courtyard area where school property including a child’s bike and several play balls were set on fire.
The provost, Laurie Fraser, said: “It’s very disheartening when this sort of damage is done, particularly at a school because it’s the children and the community who lose out.
“It’s usually individuals who have no sense of responsibility in the community who cause the damage. Setting a bicycle on fire is just mindless, but that can lead to much greater damage which costs not just the council in replacing equipment, but also then reflects badly on children’s education.
“Sadly, there’s always going to be idiots about and there’s not a lot you can do but be more vigilant.”
Officers have urged anyone with information to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.