Four charged as volunteers speak of dismay over Beehive break-in

Buckhaven Beehive was broken into over the weekend.

Buckhaven Beehive was broken into over the weekend.

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Trustees have reacted with dismay and disgust in the aftermath of a break-in over the Easter weekend at the Buckhaven Beehive.

Intruders forced entry to the College Street building late on Sunday night.

Display boards were defaced and damage caused to various items in storage areas and the back rooms.

Tools belonging to another community group, CLEAR, were taken from the building, but recovered nearby.

Trustees and volunteers with the Beehive charity have worked hard over the last three years to make it a focal point for creative projects in the community, allowing a range of local talent to be displayed in music and art, while the Beehive is also closely involved with a new twinning agreement with Bruges in France.

Trustee Blair Denwette said the damage was “quite soul-destroying” for those who had worked so hard to help the Beehive’s objectives.

“We rely on volunteers’ help to move things forward but this kind of thing is just destructive to the whole morality of what we are about,” he said.

A Police Scotland spokesman said three men and a woman had been arrested and charged in connection with an incident in College Street.

They had been due to make an appearance yesterday (Tuesday) at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.