A CHILDREN’S play park named in memory a Galashiels schoolboy, who died while playing cricket in 2010 has been vandalised again.

Graffiti, some of it obscene, has been painted on the equipment using yellow paint at the Rowan Boland Play Park, in the town's Public Park.

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The £290,000 attraction was opened by Scotland rugby head coach Gregor Townsend and Commonwealth Games swimmer Beth Johnston in May 2018.

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A spokesperson for Rowan's Trust posted on social media: "Very saddened to see that the play park in the Public Park Galashiels in Rowan’s memory has been defaced with graffiti.

"This is a state-of-the-art facility built to give the children of Galashiels and further afield, a safe and fun environment to play.

"It is enjoyed by many and to see that a select few have took it upon themselves to tarnish the play equipment is very disappointing.

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"Anyone who has any information regarding this crime is urged to report it to the police so it can be dealt with appropriately."

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Some of the graffiti includes obscene drawings.

This is not the first time that the popular park has been vandalised. Within months of it opening a fire was reported and in January 2021 three teenagers were charged in connection with damage to equipment.

Messages condemning the vandalism have been posted on social media.

Police Scotland and the Scottish Borders Council have been approached for comment.