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Work continues to save historic castle from collapsing into river

Abergeldie Castle, which dates back to the 16th century, is at risk of falling.

Abergeldie Castle: At risk after flooding. <strong>STV</strong>
Abergeldie Castle: At risk after flooding. STV

Work to save a historic castle near Balmoral from collapse is continuing.

Abergeldie Castle, which dates back to the 16th century, was put at risk of collapse after the River Dee swept away 60ft of land.

However it is thought the immediate threat to the building has been averted after initial work to place stones and boulders on the riverbank neared completion on Saturday.

Baron Abergeldie John Gordon and his wife abandoned the A-listed building after a wall in their garden was destroyed by the torrent.

It is hoped the rocks will divert the fast waters away from the castle and prevent further damage.

On the other side of the river, Aberdenshire council hopes to complete a temporary road to restore the A93 route within a week.


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