Hundreds of trees which were felled by extremely high winds will be given a new life restoring an Aberdeenshire river system.

During the period of frequent storms from November 2021 to early 2022 — including the notorious Storm Arwen — millions trees all across Scotland were damaged and knocked down.

But now, a year later, an environmental project is looking to use 330 of these uprooted trees to help nature recover.

They have all been piled up at the side of the A93 Braemar to Glenshee road, and many of them will be utilised in a large-scale river project south of Braemar.

Forestry and Land Scotland, as well as Invercauld Estate, intend to recycle these dead trees in the summer months through a project led by the Dee District Salmon Fishery Board.