Search for WW2 bombs on Elgin housing estate

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SURVEY work is to be carried out on a housing estate in Moray to search for explosives from World War Two.

The checks are to take place on amenity ground within the Pinefield estate in the east end of Elgin built on the site of a former military camp.

The geophysical survey will be carried out by specialist contractors on behalf of Moray Council’s contaminated land section and will check for the presence of unexploded ordnance.

A council spokesman said: “A Second World War aerial photograph of the former Pinefield Barracks shows several military defensive trenches on what is now amenity ground within the Pinefield housing estate.

“The object of the investigation is to rule out any risk to the public from the possible presence of ordnance.

“Although the likelihood of finding any ordnance is thought to be low, it is a precautionary survey to ensure the risk is minimised.”

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