A Coastguard Rescue Team were called into action after the discovery of a marine flare on a beach in Harris.

Stornoway Coastguard received a call at 3pm on Friday (15 May) reporting that a member of the public had spotted a flare on the shore at Urgha in Harris.

Tarbert CRT were called out and identified the flare as a time-expired marine flare, which they safely boxed and removed to Stornoway for safe storage ahead of destruction by pyrotechnics experts at a later date.

Coastguard Rescue Teams across the islands were also active throughout the weekend, helping Highlands and Islands Police Division to encourage compliance with Scottish Government advice regarding the Covid-19 crisis.

Picture from HM Coastguard Western Isles, Skye and Lochaber.