NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Orkney cathedral inspected ahead of Jutland commemoration

St Magnus Cathedral
Image caption Stonework appears to have fallen from part of the south transept

Stone masons have been called in to inspect part of St Magnus Cathedral in Orkney.

A section of sandstone surrounding a stained glass window high in the south transept fell off overnight.

The cathedral is scheduled to be the venue for Battle of Jutland commemorations on Tuesday, with many dignitaries due to attend.

It is thought that a section of the stonework fell about 70ft to the ground between Saturday and Sunday.

Those attending the Battle of Jutland event on Tuesday will include the Duke of Edinburgh and Prime Minister David Cameron.

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