Live shell from D-Day practice sessions detonated on beach
A Second World War explosive hidden on a Scottish beach since rehearsals for the D-Day landings has been blown up.
A Navy bomb disposal team detonated the shell on a beach in Nairn, Moray last week.
The explosive was found by the town's coastguard search and rescue team during a survey of the beach on Wednesday.
Bomb disposal experts from HMNB Clyde were sent north to safely dispatch the decades-old shell.
The coastguard team said it dated from D-Day landing practice runs which took place around the Moray coast.
Tom Rennie, of the Nairn Coastguard Search and Rescue team, urged anyone who finds something on a beach they are "not sure of" to call 999 and ask for the coastguard.