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A RARE and historic landmark at Dunnottar Woods is soon to be restored.

Lady Kennedy’s Bath, which is an estimated 200 years old, is in desperate need of restoration and the Dunnottar Woodland Park Group have estimated that the work, which would preserve the local heritage feature, will cost £20,000.

Over half of the funding has now been secured and the work, which will be undertaken in stages, will be able to commence soon. Members of the Kincardine and Mearns area committee approved a request for £4,000 from Aberdeenshire Council’s top-up budget, which will be added to £6,500 of already secured funding. The Woodland Park Group hope to secure the remainder of the money next year.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Lynn Neal said: “Lady Kennedy’s Bath has been a part of Stonehaven for a long time. It has been maintained by volunteers for many years but we are at the point now where it needs prfessional resotration work, otherwise we might lose it.

“It is a very rare fature, and at the monent it is critical we get the base secured to preserve it.”

The Dunnottar Woodland Park Group are holding their AGM on Thursday November 24 at the Invercarron Resource Centre.