POLICE in Huntly were put on alert on Monday morning when an unexploded ordnance device was handed in at the station on Castle Street.
The Huntly Express understands that the item had been uncovered by a member of public in a shed.
Neither the police or Ministry of Defence would give any details of the nature of the device.
A MOD explosives ordnance team travelled from Edinburgh to make the item safe.
A police spokesman said: "It is being securely stored. There is no threat to the wider public."
Unexploded ordnance devices include shells, grenades and land mines as well as bombs.