Arran road closed as bomb disposal unit checks mystery container

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The location of the mystery container is above the road, in the dip, about 200 metres south of Brodick cemetery.

An object has been found in forestry land close to the A841 road on Brodick Hill on Arran.
It is thought to have been left there after the main road was re-routed 40 years ago and may contain explosive materials.

A 500-metre cordon was put in place around 12 noon on September 12 2012 and police officers remained at the road blocks at each end of the closure in Lamlash and Brodick to make sure that no-one passed.

Members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squad arrived on the island on the 9.45am ferry from Ardrossan.

An embargo on information being released yesterday, September 11, was put in place to prevent members of the public wandering about in the forest looking for the object but it was  felt there was a  need to forewarn people of the road closure.

For more see the Arran Banner edition of September 15 2012, also available on line at www.arranbannner.co.uk/digital.

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