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Rubberatkins in support of #LoveWithoutLocks

In order to preserve an iconic Royal Deeside bridge Aberdeenshire Council has launched a new initiative aimed at dissuading amorous couples from attaching love locks to the Falls of Feugh footbridge.

The council-owned bridge, on the outskirts of Banchory, is a popular spot among tourists and residents for a romantic walks and salmon watching. However, over recent years the bridge’s parapets have become covered with love locks, leading to complaints from locals and visitors.

The structural damage they can cause is a very real concern. The council does not want to discourage couples visiting the spot, so a unique attraction has been unveiled on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Graeme Winram of Lethenty Cabinetmakers has hand-carved a bespoke love-heart wooden sculpture featuring two leaping salmon in to the face of a solid-oak love heart which has been installed beside the bridge.

The idea is for visitors to take a selfie with the sculpture, positioned so that the dramatic falls are in the background, then upload it to social media using the internationally recognised hashtag #LoveWithoutLocks.

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