UPDATE: Stadium Road open after suspected bomb blown up near Kessock Bridge in Inverness
Stadium Road has now been reopened after a suspected bomb, which was discovered in the Moray Firth, was successfully blown up this afternoon.
It was discovered on Wednesday afternoon by two metal detectorists but the Faslane-based Royal Navy bomb disposal team was unable to get to it until today.
They arrived in Inverness around 12.30pm today when they were joined by members of the coastguard as well as police officers.
The road was closed around 1.30pm for safety reasons and the object, which was described by a Royal navy spokesman as an old rocket flare, was blown up just before 3pm and the road reopened shortly afterwards.
Coastguard area commander Fiona Hastie, who is based in Inverness, said: "It is common – Nairn beach gets quite a lot but its not for this shoreline."
It was found around 100m from the Kessock Bridge and just yards from Caley Thistle's home ground in Stadium Road.
Until the device was dealt with it was cordoned off and marked with an orange traffic cone.