The sign was fixed to the gable of the bothy. Photo: Aberdeen MRT

The sign was fixed to the gable of the bothy. Photo: Aberdeen MRT

A mountain rescue team is appealing for information after a bizarre theft in the Cairngorms.

The ‘rescue post’ sign has disappeared from the bothy used by the Aberdeen team in Glen Derry.

The hut, near Derry Lodge on the Mar Lodge Estate, is also used by Braemar Mountain Rescue Team.

An Aberdeen MRT spokesperson said: “We can now confirm that someone or some persons have removed the rescue post sign from the Derry MR post.

“Due to the location and the way it was fixed, this would not have been a quick operation and a ladder and tools would have been required.

“It has been reported to Police Scotland and a crime number assigned.

Rescuers think the sign was taken within the past three weeks. Photo: Aberdeen MRT

Rescuers think the sign was taken within the past three weeks. Photo: Aberdeen MRT

“Any information is welcomed. We estimate it was removed within the last three weeks.
If the culprit or culprits read this, then please do the decent thing and return it.”

The Aberdeen team can be contacted through its website.

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