Tayside and Central Scotland

Angus coast path closed by landslides

Seaton cliffs. Pic copyright James Allan and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence
Image caption Sections of the coast path are now very close to the edge of the cliffs

A stretch of coast path in Angus has been closed following a series of landslips.

Angus Council said the path running from Arbroath to Auchmithie had been shut on "safety grounds" as the path is too close to the edge of the cliff.

The landslips occurred at the end of last week after prolonged rainfall.

Council officers have put signs in place to warn walkers of the dangers. The land is owned by the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

The trust said it had "no concerns" about the impact on wildlife and was taking advice from Angus Council on the safety issues.

The authority has asked people to avoid the two-mile stretch between Seaton Cliffs and Seaton Den.

David May, Angus Council roads spokesman, said: "We acted swiftly to close the path on safety grounds but we are now working towards re-opening the path on a temporary basis.

"In discussion with the landowners, the Scottish Wildlife Trust, we will also be looking at longer-term remedial measures and possible realignment of the coastal path."

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