A bomb squad carried out a controlled explosion on an Angus beach today.
Specialist officers from the Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Department – part of the MOD – were called in to examine the item.
A police spokesman said: “Explosive Ordnance Disposal have carried out a controlled detonation of the item at Carnoustie beach.
“The cordon will stay in place until a full examination has taken place. Thanks for your patience while this is dealt with.”