Residents were told to leave their homes last night after a “suspicious item” was found in a north-east town.
At around 7pm yesterday, police and emergency services were called following reports of a suspicious device found near to an address on Linds Brae, Fraserburgh.
The junction of Kirk Brae and High Street in Fraserburgh was cordoned off yesterday evening as police investigated.
A police spokeswoman said: “Three nearby properties were evacuated as a precaution.
“The EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) team attended and the item was examined and found to be non-viable.
“Inquiries into the incident are continuing.
“Shore Street, North Street, Frithside Street and Kirkbrae were closed last night to allow inquiries to be carried out. All have since been reopened.”
A unit from the British Army’s Royal Logistic Corps’ bomb squad was also dispatched from Edinburgh to lead the investigations.