A ROYAL Navy bomb disposal team is now expected to arrive in Shetland on Tuesday to inspect a piece of military ordnance which washed up in the west mainland.
A Royal Navy spokesperson said the item is thought to be a marine smoke marker.
People are asked to stay clear of the area until the navy team has safely disposed of the item.
A Royal Navy spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Royal Navy bomb disposal experts from the Clyde-based Northern Diving Group will travel to Shetland to dispose of an item found on a beach.
“From photographs, the item appears to be a marine smoke marker; however, this will not be confirmed until a full examination has taken place.”
The navy team is due to inspect the item, and potentially dispose of it, on Wednesday.
It is understood that while the item presents a small explosive hazard, the disposal of the item is unlikely to be very spectacular.
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