Somebody found a little more than they might have bargained for when excavations started as part of a 'flood alleviation scheme' in the area of a former military range and barracks.
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Ordnance specialists have been brought in following the discovery of wartime relics in Moray.
The discoveries were made in Elgin’s Chanonry area while work was being carried out on an £86m flood alleviation scheme.
Contractors Morrison alerted the police twice last week following finds of possible ordnance on site.
Bomb disposal experts from Edinburgh attended and identified one of the finds as ammunition from a World War Two machine gun. The other, which it had been suspected was a land mine, was found to be inert.
The contractors have since contacted explosive ordnance specialists Bactec who have established that there was formerly a military barracks at Pinefield and a firing range at Chanonry.
The bomb disposal experts will spend the next few weeks on a watching brief while excavations continue in the Chanonry area on the eastern outskirts of the town.
Some areas of Kirkhill, which also forms part of the flood scheme works, were also used as a practice ground for firing mortars.