Tayside and Central Scotland

Body discovered in woodland near Dunkeld in Perthshire

Police in Perthshire are investigating the discovery of a human body in woodland near the Loch of the Lowes nature reserve at Dunkeld.

The remains were found by a walker at about 10:00 on Thursday.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said it was "understood the body has been there for some time".

Officers have cordoned off the site for further inquiries and are attempting to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

The force said the area would be treated as a crime scene until evidence to the contrary emerged.

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