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An investigation has been launched into the alleged removal of granite steps from historic Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen.

The Press and Journal newspaper revealed a probe was under way after images emerged of a pile of granite slabs said to be from UTG in a garden.

Contractor Balfour Beatty is currently undergoing a £28 million redevelopment of the gardens, planning permission for which stipulated that original granite from the site had to be reused there.

Councillor Ian Yuill told BBC Scotland: “I think the most important thing of all is that the truth is determined as quickly as possible and that no more granite is removed from the site in any unauthorised way.

“I would like to see the granite sitting elsewhere returned to Union Terrace Gardens.”

Aberdeen City Council confirmed an investigation was taking place.

The local authority said in a statement: “It would be concerning if granite has been removed from UTG without our permission.”



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