VIDEO: Damaged Esk weir to be monitored

A watching brief is being maintained on the River North Esk where an historic weir has been damaged resulting in the collapse of one section.

The 200-year-old Roslin Glen weir is thought to have been damaged by a tree striking an already weakened part of the construction.

Water rushes through the damaged weir in Roslin Glen

Water rushes through the damaged weir in Roslin Glen

The weir was built in 1803 to power the nearby gunpowder mill, which closed in 1954.

Midlothian Council has been monitoring the state of the weir since 2013 when concerns were raised about its condition.

The council is now waiting for the findings of a study being carried out along the North and South Esk by the Forth Fisheries Trust.

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