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Rock stability work finished at Sutherland's Smoo Cave

Smoo Cave
Image caption Smoo Cave was closed to the public last month to allow contractors to work at the site

A cave that attracts more than 40,000 people a year has been reopened following the completion of rock stability work.

Parts of Smoo Cave near Durness in Sutherland had to be made safe.

Highland Council, which looks after the site, closed the cave and paths leading to it in September.

Smoo is said to be a Norse word "Sumvya" meaning creek or cleft and is the largest opening of a limestone cave in Britain.

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