A CONTROLLED explosion was carried out after an unexploded World War Two bomb was found in the Kilpatrick Hills.

A member of the public contacted police after the discovery at around 5pm on June 17.

Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended and carried out a controlled explosion of the device at around 9.30pm, while Police Scotland officers implemented a cordon to ensure public safety.

Scott Carlin, Area Commander Chief Inspector, said: "We would like to thank the member of the public who reported finding this device and encourage anyone who finds any similar suspicious items to call the police immediately.”