A racecourse in Scotland that is home to horse racing and has a population of around 4,000 people is set to reopen to the public.
The Loch Ness Racecourse in the Highlands has closed following the discovery of an unusual metal object that had been left at the site.
The racecourse is the only one of its kind in Scotland.
The park has been closed since December last year after an emergency management officer found a large piece of metal at the edge of the paddock.
Loch Ness Race Course, which was built in 1897, is in Loch Ness, in the Scottish Highlands, on the outskirts of Glasgow.
The event, which has been held for almost two decades, was scheduled to be held in April but the council had decided to cancel it, citing the danger to the horses.
The council said the discovery and the closure were “not just concerning for the animals but for the community, as they are the only racecourse on the island of Loch Ness”.
The race is due to be a two-day event with the top five finishers receiving £1,000,000 ($2,500,000) in prize money.
A spokesman for the racecourse said it was due to return to the community in the autumn.
Lich Ness RaceCourse, which had a population at the time of the discovery, has been used for many events over the years, including a traditional race held in the late 1990s.
It was closed in August last year when it was discovered an object had been removed from the paddocks.
The track has been reopened but the organisers say it has been a “difficult” decision to reopen.
They say they are working with the local authorities to find a way of dealing with the metal, and have promised to “provide an update” on its whereabouts in the next few days.
Lackland Park Racecourse, which is located in Dumfries, was also closed after the discovery.
It had previously been used as a horse racing venue but its owners decided to open it to the general public in the 1980s.
The area has a large number of residents who work at the park, and the local council said it would look into how the event could be reopened.