Bomb disposal experts have been dispatched to a Scottish island after a local discovered three wartime mines on a beach.
It is believed that recent storms revealed that the suspected World War II mines below the high water mark at Steinish Beach near Stornoway on Lewis.
A Stornoway Coastguard spokesman said a walker had first seen the devices on Sunday.
He said: “He ‘googled’ them and they appear to be World War II practice mines or bombs. They are below the high water line so they are not an apparent danger to the public.
“The area is well known for shifting sands so the recent storms may have exposed them. We don’t know if the devices contain explosive.”
A Navy Bomb Disposal Unit from Faslane are due on Lewis today and will carry out controlled explosions tomorrow.