Residents in Dundee are still out of their homes after a major landslide.
Contractors have been working over the New Year holiday to try to stabilise land after gardens gave way at the rear of tenements in Gardner Street in the Lochee area on Monday.
No one was hurt but more than 50 households were evacuated after earth and rubble slid down the slope into the flats on Lochee Road below.
The city engineer carried out a survey of the damage on Tuesday morning and emergency works to secure the ground got under way.
Dundee City Council brought in contractor Dundee Plant to demolish the remains of a damaged retaining wall between the tenements in Gardner Street and Lochee Road and make the area safe.
Residents returned to the scene throughout Tuesday hoping to be allowed back in but they were only permitted to collect some items.
A police incident unit was parked on Gardner Street on Tuesday but private security officers are now ensuring the vacant properties are monitored.
Sergeant Steve Campbell said: “Access is still being denied to 2, 4 and 6 Gardner Street and 175 and 177 Lochee Road. Dundee Plant have dug into the foundation of the area at the back of number 2.
“It would appear the foundations are firm. They will know more when they dig away soft rubble.”
“Great resilience and patience has been shown by the residents.”
Visiting the scene, Fiona Morrison, head of housing at Hillcrest Housing Association, which owns flats in Gardner Street, said: “There’s about 11 of our tenants we need to move.
“Thankfully no one’s hurt.”
Anyone with immediate housing needs caused by the landslide should contact the council on 01382 432001.