Scone Palace archway restored

In September 2010, the historic, 16th-century arch leading to the grounds of Scone Palace in Scotland was destroyed when a delivery truck misjudged the size of the arch's opening. Now, after two years, the arch has been restored. (video)

The restoration, led by Mid Lothian based structural engineer John Addison, of Addison Conservation and Design, required meticulous research and stonework to re-create the arch. Scone Palace family member William Murray said, "It looks fantastic, it really does. I knew when we got the masons involved and the heritage trust from Perthshire involved, we had a really good team and I was confident that we would get it looking better again."

Lorna Gordon of the BBC reports on the reconstruction in a short video.