AN ANTI-AIRCRAFT shell is understood to have been detonated in a quarry near Bowling after a shock discovery near a public park.

The old explosive device was found in the River Kelvin in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow's West End on Sunday night at 7.25pm.

A member of the public made the shock discovery in the river which runs near to popular paths, benches and Hillhead Primary School.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) experts based in Edinburgh attended the incident and removed the shell before exploding it. It is believed they took the device — most likely used to shoot down planes in World War II — to William Thomson's quarry near Bowling Roundabout.

Loud bangs at 10pm on Sunday and 2am on Monday were heard throughout Dumbarton.

Residents took to social media on Sunday night to complain after the loud booms disrupted sleep.

A British Army spokeswoman told the Reporter: "It was the army's EOD team based in Edinburgh who attended and dealt with the device."

It was confirmed by a Police Scotland spokeswoman the shell was an anti-aircraft.

A police spokeswoman said: "At around 7.25pm last night a member of the poublic discovered an old anti-aircraft shell in the River kelvin in Kelvingrove Park. EOD removed and disposed of the shell."

A source close said the bomb was detonated in Thompson Quarries at 10pm on Sunday and 2pm on Monday.