Seaton cliff path remains off limits

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ONE OF Arbroath’s most popular walking routes is still out of bounds after a landslip four weeks ago.

Seaton Cliffs coastal path was closed to the public on March 18 by Angus Council.

The path runs along to Auchmithie and sections of it are deemed sites of special scientific interest.

At the time of the landslip the council said they would work alongside the landowners, The Scottish Wildlife Trust, to re-open the path.

They also said they would look at longer-term remedial issues and possible realignment of the path.

Councillor Donald Morrison commented that the area was important for walkers from Arbroath and also further afield.

He said: “My understanding is that the council is looking for alternatives.

“The only way they can do that safely is by moving the path and these things can take time.

“At the end of the day it is a natural occurrence and the path is closed for public safety.”

A spokesperson for Angus Council said that: “investigations are still under way.”

l The landslip on the Seaton Cliffs path