Drone footage captured Abergeldie Castle standing perilously close to the swollen River Dee in Aberdeenshire, after floodwaters had eroded the banks of the river, leaving the 450-year-old building just inches from a 12-foot (3.65-metre) drop into the raging waters below.
John Gordon, the 21st Baron of Abergeldie and the Queen’s neighbour at Balmoral, was forced to abandon the tower house over the weekend after the river burst its banks. The water has dropped by up to one metre (3.28 feet) over the past several days but the home remains under threat. Engineers were due to arrive at the premises on Tuesday to see if they could secure the building.
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