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By Alistair Whitfield

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Jann Gray took this photo of the striking Craigmin Bridge, which stands near Drybridge, a couple of miles south of Buckie.

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Craigmin Bridge is an 18th century bridge within the grounds of Letterfourie House.

It's believed to have been built by the great Scottish architect Robert Adam who, as well as Letterfourie House, also designed Grant Lodge in Elgin's Cooper Park.

The bridge once formed part of the main approach road to the house, allowing carriages to pass over the steep ravine of the Burn of Letterfourie.

It was designated a category A listed building nearly 50 years ago.

Sadly, however, it was added to the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland in 2008, due to the invasion of vegetation leading to bulging walls and the loss of pointing and masonry.

Despite some efforts to cut back the vegetation, it is still at risk, and as of August 2018 was classified as being at 'high' risk and in 'poor' condition.

If you have any photos of Aberdeenshire or Moray that you're happy to share, send them to alistair.whitfield@hnmedia.co.uk


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