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'No threat' from device found on beach at Brough of Birsay

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A piece of World War Two ordnance found on a tidal island off the Orkney mainland does not pose a threat, according to bomb disposal experts.

They were called to the beach on the Brough of Birsay after a member of the public discovered what was thought to be a landmine on Thursday.

However, the device was removed without the need for a controlled detonation after being examined by the experts.

The access road to a nearby car park has now re-opened.

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