AN UNEXPLODED device has been found on East Lothian’s coastline.

North Berwick’s Coastguard Rescue Team was called out at 11pm on Wednesday after the item, believed to be unexploded ordnance, was found on sand dunes between North Berwick Golf Club's West Links and Yellowcraig.

On scene, members met with the person that found the device and took photographs of the item, which will be passed on to the Royal Naval Explosion Ordnance Division (EOD).

It is not known if the device was explosive but it was treated as if it was according to the Coastguard.

A spokesman for the Coastguard said: “Due to the location of the item Police Scotland attended to secure the area until a full assessment could be made.

“The team stood down awaiting update from EOD / Police.

“If you find an item you believe may be old military explosives, shells, mines etc on the coast, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

“Remember if you see someone or something you are concerned about on the shoreline, cliff, mud or on the sea.

"Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. If in doubt, call

“There is an alternative contact number for the Coastguard, 01333 450666 where you can pass information.”

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed they had been called out to the site and were there beyond midnight.

She added: "Officers attended and EOD were contacted.

"EOD staff attended and carried out a controlled explosion."