A tribute to a “majestic” former Dundee landmark has been laid down at the city’s central waterfront.
Granite paving slabs have been put at the spot where the Royal Arch once stood a short walk away from the Caird Hall, next to the new northern boulevard, Thomson Avenue.
The landmark’s history is briefly explained by text engraved into the pavement.
Four commemorative trees are also being planted at the foot of the new slabs.
Councillor Will Dawson, city development convener at Dundee City Council, said: “This is still very much a work in progress, but it’s exciting to see how the development is shaping up.
“It was always the plan to honour the arch in some way.
“We could never have rebuilt something like this, so we’re putting in four commemorative trees, all very different from each other.
“The slabs are engraved with historical information.”
The Royal Arch was built between 1849 and 1853 to commemorate a visit to the city by Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert, in 1844.
But when the Tay Road Bridge was being built in 1964, the famous landmark was demolished.
Iain Flett, city archivist, said: “From what I can gather, Dundonians had a love-hate relationship with the Royal Arch.
“Some saw it as a majestic piece of florid Victorian architecture while others saw it as a blackened ugly brick structure of no relevance to the modern age.
“From a historical perspective I think it was a remarkable product of the Victorian age, underlying the fact that Queen Victoria, who has only been surpassed by our present Queen as the longest-serving monarch, entered Dundee via its port.
“It would have been a majestic piece of Victorian architecture to edge the current Waterfront redevelopment had it survived.”