Work to improve Dunnottar Castle access
Visitors to a north-east landmark ruin will soon be able to wander around the area more easily and safely.
Work to upgrade the path leading from the foot of Dunnottar Castle to the beach will begin this week. The improvement project is expected to take two weeks.
The path is known to get slippery in wet weather, and the scheme will involve adding drainage and grip to it, making access to the beach easier regardless of conditions.
Access to the path will be restricted while the work is carried out.
The 14th Century ruin, which is perched on 160ft cliffs south of Stonehaven, attracts more than 100,000 visitors from all over the world every year – and its popularity is expected to increase once cruise ships start to dock in Aberdeen following the expansion of the city’s harbour.
RIGHT PATH: The route winding from the foot of Dunnottar Castle to the beach is being improved.