North-east castle sealed off after woman’s body found

A North-east tourist attraction was sealed off today after a woman’s body was found.

Police were called to Slains Castle, near Cruden Bay, at around 9.15am yesterday following the discovery.

The Scottish Ambulance Service were also called to the castle following reports that a 54-year-old woman had been found unconscious.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Scotland said the death is being treated as non-suspicious and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

The castle – which is reputed to have been the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula – was still closed to the public this morning.