AN ordnance device washed up on Aberdeen beach has been destroyed in a controlled explosion.
The Beach Esplanade was closed by police as a precaution after officers were informed of the discovery at around 3.40pm on Sunday.
It was later fully reopened but a cordon remained on the beach and bomb disposal experts were called in this morning.
The discovery, thought to be a Second World War device, came just days after a sea mine was safely removed from the Gourock coast.
The mine off the coast of the Inverclyde town was thought to date from either the 1940s or 1950s.