Police launch probe after firearm found at Perthshire walking spot

By Robbie Chalmers

Police have launched an investigation after a firearm was found at a popular walking spot near Perth.

A number of police units were spotted in the Stormont Road area of Scone Wood at around 4pm on Sunday.

Locals told of seeing firearms and forensics officers parked at the western end of the street, along with a police dog unit.

Enquiries into the discovery remain ongoing with cops probing to establish the full circumstances.

The gun was safely recovered by officers.

Posting about the incident on Facebook, Scone Community Council warned people of the finding and branded it as "very concerning".

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We can confirm that a firearm was found within Scone Wood at around 4pm on Sunday.

“It was safely recovered and inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”

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