Police Scotland confirmed that about 1640 hours on Wednesday 04 March 2015 Officers attended at Market Park, King Street, Crieff following a report from a member of the public that an unexploded shell had been unearthed at that location.
On attendance officers confirmed the presence of a metal cylinder shaped object which was described as approx 8 inches long, 1 ½ inches in diameter, a 2-3 inch fin at the rear and was similar to a small shell. To ensure public safety a corden was placed around the area and military bomb disposal officers were requested to attend.
A Military EOD Team based in Edinburgh attended about 1900 hours and confirmed that the item may be and unexploded shell. It is to remain in situ overnight and will be dealt with by the military during daylight hours on Thursday 05 March 2015.
Police officers will be in attendance overnight and there is no immediate risk to the public.
Archie McGilligan came across the bomb during a metal detector walk, and then immediately contacted Police Scotland, watch the view below.