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Delgaty Woods car park is to be closed between 26 January and Saturday 7 February, Forestry Commission Scotland has said.

Access to the woods, which are 3km east of Turiff, is being restricted as a matter of public safety while forest operations area carried out in the wood.

Delgatie Castle, which is reached on the same access road as the Commission’s car park, will not be affected by the closure.

Emily Holmes, for the Commission’s team in Aberdeenshire, said;

“We’ll be carrying out felling work in the forest from 26 January until the end of March, and while we are working in the area of the car park, it’s sensible to close the car park to help keep people safe.

“We hope to re-open the car park within a couple of weeks but visitors can still access the forest by using the Ardin car park but everyone should be aware that some trails and routes will be closed off and diversions will be in place.

We’d strongly advise that for their own safety, visitors observe any on-site signage and stick to the diversion routes.

“We apologise for any inconvenience that this might cause but hope that visitors will understand why we are doing it.”

Notes to Editors
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3. Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh gnàth-shìde. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Media Officer, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590

e-mail: paul.munro@forestry.gsi.gov.uk