Part of a granite wall which was at risk of collapsing onto an Aberdeen road has been removed by the council.
Emergency works took place to dismantle the near 6ft structure at Mile End Lane – which runs between Mid Stocket Road and Mile End Place – and lower its height while the local authority attempts to establish its owner.
An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “There was a large crack in the wall, caused by a tree pushing out the granite blocks.
“The work involved partial demolition of the wall to the safe height. These emergency works were carried using the legislation contained in the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, clause 91, which relates to walls endangering the public road.”
The work came after a large crack running the length of the wall was spotted sparking fears over its stability.
“It is Aberdeen City Council’s intention to make the wall safe and barrier the area while investigations into ownership are completed,” she added. “It is expected the wall will be re-instated.”
Road closures were put in place while the work was undertaken.