Unexploded Shell Washed up on Montrose Beach

Capture-5-300x198An unexploded shell was found by a dog-walker on a beach at Kinnaber near Montrose. The device was reported to the Coastguard who informed a Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.

After cordoning off the area and examining the shell – which was stuck limpet-like to a rock – it was decided that a controlled explosion was the best course of action.

Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) is often washed up on the beaches of Eastern Scotland, with the North Sea coast extensively used for firing practice during WWII, as well as being the location of numerous gun batteries, naval battles and aircraft crashes. There was even a bombing range in Montrose Basin during WWII.

See: http://www.montrosereview.co.uk/news/local-headlines/wartime-bomb-detonated-on-montrose-beach-1-4182312