Controlled explosion on Western Isles beach

A controlled explosion of an item washed up on Drimsdale beach in South Uist was carried out by the Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Team yesterday (Tuesday).

The Benbecula Coastguard team were called to investigate the item at the end of last week.

The advice is that if you spot any suspicious looking items on the beach, do not touch them.

Please contact the Coastguard.