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Members of the public bid to rescue whales in Easter Ross

24 April 2013 Last updated at 15:23 BST

The Scottish SPCA said members of the public helped police and coastguard personnel came to the aid of three long-finned pilot whales stranded in Easter Ross.

Two of the whales have been returned to the sea. The third animal died.

The navy has also noted the location of a sperm whale off Mull which was seen in Oban bay earlier this month.