Beach container mystery resolved
The mystery of a huge container washed up on a beach in the Western Isles has been solved.
The 27m container has been identified as a beer fermentation tank belonging to the American brewery Coors.
The container was found by a dog walker on Poll Na Crann beach - known locally as Stinky Bay - near Griminish, on west Benbecula.
Stornoway Coastguard believed it fell from a ship but said none of the tanks had been reported missing.
A number of people contacted the BBC news website with theories as to the identity of the container.
One reader thought the numbers 5580 written on the container could have meant the container was used to house the chemicals used in DTD 5580, a three-part paint scheme used for aircraft all over the world.
Another website user thought it could have been a rocket stage previously launched from the South Uist launch site.