A team of explosives specialists from the Royal Navy base at Faslane are due in Harris today (Friday January 4th) to investigate an item of suspected ordnance which was discovered on the beach at Rodel.

The silver cylinder was reported to Stornoway Coastguard on Sunday December 30th and checked by local Coastguard Rescue Team members before the matter was passed to police.

The item had been found above high water mark at the shore and was therefore within police jurisdiction.

The Royal Navy Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team are due to arrive by ferry this afternoon and will investigate and dispose of the object safely.