A bomb disposal squad descended on a picturesque Moray fishing port yesterday to detonate a World War II explosive that had washed ashore.
Police sealed off a north-east beauty spot yesterday amid fears an unexploded wartime bomb had been found.
Nearly 20 people have been evacuated from their homes after bomb disposal units were called to a nearby holiday complex.
A fake bomb which was delivered to a north-east engineering base was being analysed by forensic experts last night.
It appeared to be an elaborate hoax as a suspect package disrupted a Peterhead factory and tied down emergency services for hours.
Army bomb disposal experts have arrived at a north-east engineering plant after staff reported the delivery of a suspicious package.