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Human remains discovered in tent
Bridge of Orchy
The tent was discovered between Inveroran and Bridge of Orchy
A human skeleton has been discovered in a tent pitched in a forest near the West Highland Way.

Police said the decomposed body, found in an isolated spot between Inveroran and Bridge of Orchy on Friday, had probably lain there for several years.

The body has yet to be identified and officers were scanning missing persons reports "as a matter of routine".

Detectives said there appeared to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

The remains were discovered by forestry workers as they cleared a path for a proposed scenic walk in Auch Forest near Bridge of Orchy.

They contacted police, who conducted a forensic investigation at the scene and removed the body.

It is understood that it was unclear whether the victim was male or female.

A post-mortem examination will take place in Glasgow next Tuesday.



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