An operation has begun to remove protesters who have been trying to halt work on the new Â£40m bypass in Dalkeith, Midlothian.
Sheriff's officers were assisted by a specialist team from Wales in removing four protesters on Monday.
Save Dalkeith Park members claim the road, which will link the A720 and the A68, will cut through the park and destroy the natural environment.
First Pictures from the Dalkeith Bypass Protest Camp Eviction, top site, monday, 16.of January.
Protestors are still in the trees and in the protest sites at Dalkeith Country Park. The eviction attempt started Monday 16th early morning, but as of 3pm Monday afternoon three of the four protest sites remain intact.
"We urge supporters to come and join us," one of the protestors said. "It's not too late to take a stand against this road madness."
Protestors are opposing the building of the A68 bypass through the Park, just south of Edinburgh. The authorities said today they expect the eviction to take two weeks.
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