An important piece of Scotland's history, a 16th Century archway, was demolished by a careless workman's truck, Sky News reported Tuesday.
The "priceless monument" was all that remained of an Augustinian Abbey which once stood on the lawn of Scone Palace near Perth, home to Scotland's kings.
The palace is now home to William David Murray, the 8th Earl of Mansfield, and his family.
The archway was hit by the truck driven by contractors picking up a marquee used at a weekend event, Scone Palace officials said.
Conservation architects were due to visit the site to see what can be done. Suzanne Urquhart of Mansfield Estates, which runs Scone Palace, said "immediate steps" were taken to make the area around the archway safe.
"We are currently taking advice from [conservation body] Historic Scotland and have arranged for conservation architects to examine what remains of the archway as soon as is practical, with a view to undertaking a reconstruction project in the longer term," Urquhart said.
She added, "Clearly we are devastated that such a priceless monument and important piece of Scottish history has been destroyed in this manner, however we are thankful that neither the driver nor any member of the public was injured."
Source: Sky News