WORK is underway at Dean Castle as part of a £5 million revamp project.

Scaffolding is now in place around the iconic building as urgent upgrades are carried out as well as repairs.

Contractors, CBC Stone, will begin the process of removing the cement pointing to stone walls of the Castle and replace it with lime mortar.

Previous work, including those done by Lord Howard de Walden himself, used Work starts as Dean Castle gets £5 million revamp cement rather than lime, which traps moisture within the walls.

As a result, the stonework has become saturat ed and is crumbling as the walls are unable to dry out, resulting in mould and sections of mortar flaking off.

As part of these works, some tree felling will take place around the Castle. There may be some minor disruption to public ac cess but effort is being made to minimise this.