UK: Navy bomb disposal called to suspected explosive ordnance near Inverness

A Royal Navy bomb disposal team was dispatched this afternoon to conduct a controlled explosion near Inverness. Suspected explosive ordnance was found in Milton of Culloden around 12noon with coastguard teams tasked to attend. Inverness and Nairn coastguard teams reported Read More …

Brave Scotswoman breaking gender stereotypes around demining

A Scotswoman, who clears landmines in some of the world’s most hazardous countries has said is proud to be shattering the myth that only men can do this job. Mairi Cunningham, who leads Scottish demining charity The HALO Trust’s team Read More …

Tayside veteran clears 1,000 explosive devices in war-torn Iraq with Scottish charity

Montrose-born Frank Philip, 61 has spent the year dodging danger in the country, which has been ravaged by war since the US and UK-led invasion in 2003 to remove leader Saddam Hussein. Former soldier Philip – who now lives in Read More …

UK: ‘Pristine’ WW2 mine with 350kg of explosives detonated in Firth of Clyde

Bomb disposal experts from HMNB Clyde near Helensburgh were called into action yesterday (Tuesday) after a Second World War mine in “pristine” condition was discovered in waters around the Firth of Clyde. The team of explosive ordnance disposal experts from Read More …

Bomb squad called to ‘smoking package addressed to Nicola Sturgeon’ at Edinburgh Royal Mail office

Police Scotland, the Fire Service and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit were called to the Sighthill delivery office on Cultins Road at around 10.30am on Saturday. The Scottish Sun are reporting that the package was ‘smouldering’ and had the First Read More …