Highlands & Islands

'Unexploded ordnance' shuts Ardersier to Fort George road

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Image caption Bomb disposal experts attended the scene on the B9006 between Ardersier and Fort George

A road in the Highlands was closed to traffic following the discovery of a suspected piece of unexploded ordnance.

Police said the B9006 was shut between Ardersier and Fort George, an army barracks and former artillery fortification.

The device was found on the nearby shoreline of the Moray Firth and has been described as "historic".

A Royal Navy bomb disposal team attended the site and found the device, "old war unit", to be safe.

Constructed in the 18th Century, Fort George was used as a military base during both world wars, and parts of the site continue to operate as barracks.

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