An unexploded bomb dating back to the Second World War has been destroyed in a Fife field by bomb disposal experts.
The disused explosive had been discovered in a remote field on the north-east coast on Thursday.
Police and army officers were in attendance on Friday morning to deal with the device, which was blown up at around 11:30am.
Specialists from the 11 EOD Regiment RLC, the British Army’s specialist unit responsible for counter terrorist bomb disposal and explosive ordnance disposal, undertook the mission to safely dispose of the decades-old bomb.
A 2km exclusion zone was set up around the field, situated between St Andrews and Kingsbarns, throughout the operation.
Additionally, farmers were told to keep their windows open because of the risk of reverberations.
Prior to the explosion, police notified locals of the operation through the words of Dad’s Army’s lance corporal Jones.
A spokesman said: “The activity is set to take place between 11.15 and 11.30am today so in the words of Dads’ Army, don’t panic!”
Local councillor Dorothea Morrison said: “It’s quite surprising there was one discovered after such a long time.
“I wouldn’t think a huge amount of bombs are left to be found. It is possible they are being found in isolated incidents, but it would be surprising if we felt there were lots of them.
“There’s quite a lot of history in the area relating to that period – Leuchars was active, we know the beach was all fenced off. There’s quite a lot that went on.
“I don’t think there’s a great deal that is done to remember that.”
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed the operation had run as planned.