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PICTURES: Market Brae Steps in Inverness closed after reports of fallen masonry


By Louise Glen

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Damage on chimney above Charlotte Smith Boutique has closed Market Brae..Picture: Gary Anthony..
Damage on chimney above Charlotte Smith Boutique has closed Market Brae..Picture: Gary Anthony..

Highland Council has closed Market Brae Steps in the city centre after stone masonry is said to have fallen from a chimney.

A spokeswoman for the local authority said the street would be closed to the public until the building standards team had examined the stability of the stonework, in the interests of public safety.

Damage on chimney above Charlotte Smith Boutique has closed Market Brae..Picture: Gary Anthony..
Damage on chimney above Charlotte Smith Boutique has closed Market Brae..Picture: Gary Anthony..

The spokeswoman said: "Our roads inspector has reported that some stone masonry has fallen from a chimney on Market Brae Steps.

"The council’s building standards have been notified, and are to investigate the damage.

Damage on chimney above Charlotte Smith Boutique has closed Market Brae..Picture: Gary Anthony..
Damage on chimney above Charlotte Smith Boutique has closed Market Brae..Picture: Gary Anthony..

"In the meantime, the Market Brae Steps will be closed off to the public, in the interests of public safety, and at least until building standards have been able to assess the stability of the chimney/stonework."

Damage on chimney above Charlotte Smith Boutique has closed Market Brae..Picture: Gary Anthony..
Damage on chimney above Charlotte Smith Boutique has closed Market Brae..Picture: Gary Anthony..

Earlier today, Highland Council reported that it had closed Ness Islands due to flooding.


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