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Aberdeen's Rubislaw Quarry heritage centre faces being thrown out

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Image caption Developers had a plan is for a cliffhanging heritage and visitor centre

Plans for a multi-million pound attraction to celebrate Aberdeen's connection with granite face being thrown out.

Developers want to build a heritage centre at Rubislaw Quarry.

The majority of stone used for buildings in the city was extracted from the quarry.

But a planning official said they were likely to recommend the application be refused because dozens of trees would have to be removed.

Those behind the proposals have been asked to consider a city centre site for the attraction because there has been no detailed justification for why it must be located at the quarry.

Rubislaw Quarry, one of Europe's largest man-made holes, closed in 1971.

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Image caption Rubislaw Quarry was credited with giving Aberdeen its Granite City name

It is often credited with giving Aberdeen its Granite City name.

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