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Boat set to survey Aberdeen's Rubislaw Quarry

Rubislaw Quarry [Pic: Google]
Image caption Rubislaw Quarry was credited with giving Aberdeen its Granite City name

A boat is to be lowered into one of Europe's largest man-made holes - Aberdeen's Rubislaw Quarry - to carry out survey work later this month.

The quarry closed in 1971 and now needs work to lower water levels.

The quarry - credited with giving Aberdeen its Granite City name - was sold to Sandy Whyte and Hugh Black in 2010.

They are still deciding what to do with it but know they need to tackle the water levels.

The 10-tonne, 30ft boat will need two or three days in the quarry, but once the findings are analysed it is thought pumping could begin early next month.

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