A suspected WWII-era shell was destroyed in a controlled explosion after being exposed at low tide on the beach at Findhorn, Moray.
Having been informed of the find by a member of the public, the Coastguard contact an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team based at Faslane to deal with the item. Once the tide had moved out once more, the EOD team carried out a controlled explosion.
Findhorn Beach is located adjacent to the former Culbin Sands Training Area, which was extensively used for live firing exercises in the build-up to D-Day in 1944. The discovery of the item is therefore not wholly surprising.