Tree thinning diversion

Tree thinning will be carried out near Banchory
Tree thinning will be carried out near Banchory

Tree harvesting work is to be carried out in Blackhall Forest, near Banchory, resulting in a temporary diversion of the Deeside Way.

The work, to help thin out parts of the forest, will mean a diversion being in place during week days between Monday, August 15, and Friday, August 26. The route will be open as normal at weekends.

All other waymarked routes in Blackhall forest will remain unaffected, as are the paths up to Scolty Tower.

Dan Cadle, recreation forester with Forest Enterprise Scotland, said: “Whilst we are undertaking this thinning work, we are asking the public to ensure they follow the diversion signs.

“This is for their own safety as a harvesting site can be a very dangerous area for visitors.

“The diversion route will be well signposted and easy to follow.”