A SPECIAL branch investigation was under way in Bonnyrigg after a gigantic tree came crashing down on to the town’s High Street.
Ian Strasser was at home at around 5pm on Wednesday, December 28, when his neighbour’s sycamore, thought to be over 100 years old, was blown down in high winds.
The tree was a well-known feature on the High Street, where it meets Golf Course Road.
Luckily, because of the inclement weather, there were no pedestrians on the road or pavement at the time.
Mr Strasser, (60), of 119 High Street, used snippers to remove branches in order that local residents could manoeuvre their way past the fallen obstacle.
Read full story in the January 5 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.