February 17th, 2017 (Blair Dingwall). A whale has been found dead on the North-east coast.
The 23ft sea mammal was found on the sands of St Cyrus beach on February 14 and reported to the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme.
A team from the National Museums Scotland is collecting the remains, and will transfer them to a laboratory to pinpoint the species.
A spokesman for National Museums Scotland said : “There is a whale specimen there, we are currently in the process of collecting it. It is about 7m long, but we don’t know what species it is (Ed Sibylline : and no pic. ?). After it gets collected, that sort of thing will be found out. It has been dead for a while.”