A popular Edinburgh walkway is set to reopen this year following a delay in repair works and the pandemic.
The section of the Dean Path along the Water of Leith has been closed on and off since 2012, when slope movements forced a closure lasting around two-and-a-half years.
The path reopened, but had to close again in early 2016 after remedial works failed.
The path has been closed since, with legal liability disputes delaying permanent repairs.
Edinburgh City Council has now appointed a constructor for the job and work will commence soon, with a scheduled completion date of October.
Donald Wilson, convener of the council’s communities committee, said: “We are delighted to be moving forward with the project and work will begin shortly.
“Its restoration will return a key section of our off-road paths network, which I know will be welcomed by the many people who enjoy using it.”
Story by local democracy reporter Joseph Anderson