A bothy roof could collapse unless emergency repairs are carried out according to a north-east council.
Aberdeenshire Council has applied to its own planning department for permission to carry out the repairs to an unused category B-listed bothy at Duff House Walled Garden Vinery at Airlie Gardens in Banff.
The application contains a risk assessment from Will Rudd Davidson which said: “The risk of partial collapse of the roof is high.
“Further deterioration is likely to be rapid.”
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The report recommends “emergency repair works are required and should be given urgent priority”.
The council is aiming to reach a decision by January 14.