16th century Scottish archway destroyed in vehicle crash

An historic, 16th century stone archway on the grounds of Scone Palace in Perthshire was destroyed recently when a van driven by a contractor crashed into it.

The archway once led to an Augustinian Abbey on the palace's property. Suzanne Urquhart, chief executive at Mansfield Estates said, "Clearly we are devastated that such a priceless monument and important piece of Scottish history has been destroyed in this manner, however we are thankful that neither the driver nor any member of the public was injured".

The family who owns the property vows to rebuild the archway with the help of Historic Scotland.