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Emergency Repairs Carried Out On Strathaven Castle


Urgent repairs have been carried out on landmark Strathaven Castle after safety fears were raised over concrete slabs falling from the structure.

South Lanarkshire Council carried out the repairs after Strathaven Community Council voiced their concerns.

The castle ruin, which was built around 1350, has been empty for nearly 300 years.

Over the years the walls have collapsed as well as the back tower and large sections of the castle are missing.

But it is still one of the most recognisable structures in town and is often used as a walking route by members of the public.

A spokesperson for the community council said, “The castle situation involved falling mortar seemed fairly dangerous. However, all credit this time to South Lanarkshire Council who have been on the job in response to our concerns.”

A spokesperson for the council said: “Emergency repairs were completed on June 7 to deal with the immediate risk associated with the falling mortar.”