A council in Dunfermline has come up with a crafty way to combat vandals who destroyed an intricately carved wooden eagle in a community woodland. 

Jim Stewart, chairman of Central Dunfermline Community Council, contacted Edinburgh-based shaman Dhyana Huggins after noticing the damage during a visit to the town's park.

Thugs had run amok trashing signs and almost decapitating the wooden sculpture with an axe. 

The 4ft carving, valued at around £500, was gifted to the community last year by Scottish Open Chainsaw Carving Champion Peter Bowsher, who spent a day battling 50mph winds to carve features of the bird. 

The wood Shaman will be casting a spell - whoever did the damage won't like what they see in the mirror one morning - while in town for the Dunfermline Fresh Air Festival in the park, which begins on Saturday. 

 Miss Huggins, 52, is hoping her skills could help identify those responsible for the damage. 

The Shaman said that her work at the festival - which she is providing free of charge - would focus more on change from 'within the person' than placing a curse. 

The eagle is in an area of the park called School Wood.