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Image Gallery: WWII Lard, Relics Revealed by Storms

Fatty Find

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After storms lashed Scotland over the holidays, decades-old lard from a World War II shipwreck washed up at St. Cyrus, a beach about 100 miles (160 km) north of Edinburgh.

Cyrus Beach

eople walking on a pristine Scottish beach.

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The St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve protects a range of environments, from beaches and dunes to grasslands and cliff systems.

Shipwreck Lard

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A reserve volunteer, Lainey Rees, gets a closer look at the lard, while a dog in the background enjoys investigating another chunk of the washed-up fat.

Calm Reserve

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A 350-foot-long Gurkha bridge was built by Gurkhas in 1985 as a training exercise at St Cyrus nature reserve in Aberdeenshire.

Rock Faces

A former river bank at St Cyrus (Aberdeenshire) reveals faces in the geological feature.

Here, a former riverbank at St. Cyrus in Aberdeenshire, revealing faces in the geological feature.

Erosion at Tentsmuir

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Further south, at Tentsmuir Nature Reserve, beach erosion exposed corrugated iron sheets that were used as molds for creating coastal sea defenses.

Bunkers Revealed

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The storms also revealed a narrow-gauge railway and concrete bunkers on the beach at Tentsmuir.