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Woman's body discovered on shore at John O'Groats

A woman's body has been discovered on the shore at John O'Groats in Caithness.

Police have appealed for help to identify the woman who is thought to be in her late 40s or early 50s.

She was white, of medium build, with blonde, shoulder-length hair, wearing a long denim skirt with a tartan shawl, pink jumper and grey cardigan.

The body was found by a member of the public at about 15:00 on Sunday. The death is being treated as unexplained.

The woman was also carrying a black rucksack.

Anyone who saw a woman of this description in the area over the weekend, or anyone with information, should contact police.

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