Sammi’s precious Cairnsmore plaque missing

The plaque has been taken from the top of Cairnsmore
The plaque has been taken from the top of Cairnsmore

The plaque put on top of Cairnsmore to mark Sammi Wood’s remarkable achievement in climbing it for charity has gone missing.

A year ago, twenty-three year old Sammi climbed the 711-metre hill with the help of the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team despite suffering from encephalitis and epilepsy.

To mark her success a simple plaque was commission through charitable donations and placed on the hill, but a check at the weekend revealed the 6” by 10” plaque had disappeared.

Sammi said: “I am absolutely disgusted and very upset because the plaque being up there meant a lot to me and my achievement of making it up to the top of Cairnsmore. The Galloway Mountain Rescue Team and loads of family, friends and strangers far and wide supported my fundraising event and the reaction I am getting is everyone is as upset as I am.”

The last official sighting of the plaque was at the turn of the year but if any climbers saw the plaque on Cairnsmore after this date please let the Galloway Gazette know the approximate date.

Sammi raised £2,754.60 for Epilepsy Scotland with her epic climb and later raised a further £800 from a quiz night for the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team as a thank you to them.